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Man dies after Old
Town shooting

DCSO was called out to a
reportedly self-inflicted
gunshot wound at the home
at 210 NE 293 Avenue in'
Old Town around 7:30 on
Sunday evening.

The caller reported that the
man suffered gunshot
wounds to the head from a
.357. Preliminary investiga-
tion revealed the victim
. had possibly been involved
in a domestic dispute with
a family member just prior
to the shooting.

The victim was transported
by Dixie EMS to Trenton,
Florida where he was then
airlifted to Shands Hospital
in Gainesville where he lat-
er succumbed to his in-
juries. The investigation
into the shooting is' contin-




will be giving out

on Tuesday and -

March 2nd and

from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Thu 58/30

A few clouds. Highs in the upper
50s and lows in the low 30s.

Fri 61133 ,-
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
low 60s and lows in the low 30s.

Sat 63/42
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the
low 60s and lows in the low 40s.

Sun 66/42
Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 60s
and lows'in the low 40s.

Mon 69/46
Mix of sun and clouds: Highs in the
upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s.
S rice 6 6

Foreclosed inferno

The cause of the fire is uncertain at this point,
but the repeated fire is under investigation by
the Fire Marshall's office.

er with his equpiment. EMS staff are usually in
charge of safety at a fire scene.

'High Speed Internet may be on the way to the boonies:

North Florida Broadband scores $30 million grant

Newly-formed North Flori-
da Broadband Authority (22
Local Governments) Part-
ners with North Florida
Economic Development.
Partnership for Enhanced
Broadband Infrastructure
and High-Speed Connectivi-
ty for Region.

Today, The Secretary of the
U.S. Department of Com-
merce announced that the
North Florida Broadband
Authority (NFBA) has been
awarded more than $30 mil-
lion to enable and enhance
real access to Broadband
and high-speed connectivity
for a 14-county region desig-
nated as a Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern
(RACEC) in North Florida.
The NFBA's grant applica-
tion was selected from
among 22(0 proposals sub-
mitted nationally to the U.S.
Department of Commerce.!

"This is an extraordinary
accomplishment," said Jeff

Hendry, North Florida Eco-
nomic Development Part-
nership (NFEDP). "This is
truly a public/private part-
nership involving our re-
gional local governments,
our education, health care,
public safety service
providers, aligned private
businesses and,economic de-
velopment interests. This
initiative has the potential
to be a cornerstone of the
region's future."

"Getting the grant is a re-
ward for real commitment
and focus," said Robert .
Sheets, CEO of Government
Services Group, which de-.
veloped the grant on behalf
of the Authority with the
support, of the NFEDP.
"These local governments-
all 22 of them-voted to
form the Authority in less
than three weeks," Sheets
noted. "That is, from the
time the idea was consid-
ered to the first gavel at a
meeting, 22 local govern-

ments considered, support-
Sed, and acted on an agree-
ment to work together.
These small, largely rural
communities formed a sin-
gle-purpose entity focused
on a specific goal, and in the
process demonstrated that
governments can get the job

"This is more than a re-
gional business/government
effort," said Hendry. "It tru-
ly is a comprehensive com-
munity effort that included
support and. commitment
from political leaders and
businesses, community col-'
leges and universities, li-
braries, rural hospitals and
numerous community
groups. In all, nearly 70 let-
ters of support were submit-
ted representing every sec-
tor of the region." In the
initial grant preparation,
the Authority asked for a
waiver for the required 20.
percent matching funds.
See INTERNET, page 6

Bears named to All-State team

Stephen Godbolt, Zach Lashley, Markell Harris, Ric
Whittington, Jared Corbin,
Michael West, not pictured.

Dixie County Bears Stephen Godbolt, Zach Lashley, Markell
Harris, Ric Whittington, Jared Corbin and Michael West were
named to the Gainesville Sun's All-State football Team for
Class 1A. Congratulations, Bears!

Commission re-tools

Building and Zoning Dept.

At Thursday evening's regu-
lar County Commission
meeting, the Board dis-
cussed the re-structuring of
the Building and Zoning De-
partment after the retire-
me.nt of Building Official
Jack Spivey last week.

Sadly, there will be no new
hires, and one full-time posi-
tion will be reduced to an
"open" potential part-time
certified building inspector
job. According to County
Manager Mike Cassidy,
"This will save money by re-
ducing current staffing. Fu-
ture changes to staffing will
be addressed as
workload necessitates. With
the current economy and
workload we will be '
asking current employees to
cover the workload.?'

David Lake is going to ob-
tain a Provisional Building'
Admi nistrator's license un-
til he completes the remain-
ing testing process. Current
Planning and Zoning Officer
John Jenkins will serve as
Department Head and will
continue in his Code En-

forcement and Zoning role.
Cassidy said that the move
makes sense, because, "the
"first" real contact a cus-
tomer has with the Depart-
ment is normally Zoning,
then permitting. Part of the
re-structuring will also
include a complete review of
administrative processes, to
hopefully improve customer
service and legal compli-
ance." Gilchrist County
will be assisting through an
Interlocal agreement until
Lake's license status, is con-
firmed. Cassidy continued,
"Our employees seem very
pleased with the plan and
we look forward to provid-
ing the community with ef-
ficient, effective, and courte-
ous service!"

Jenkins is a Dixie native
and lives here with his wife
and children. John's not
the only one in his family
into homebuilding: his sis-
ter Cindy just finished a
stint as photographer for
Gainesville on TV's Extreme
Home Makover that aired
this week.

by Angel tee

On Friday night, the Bears
Baseball team played host
to the Bulldogs of Bell.
Coming off of 3 days rest,
pitcher Duane Lord took to
the mound again for the
Bears. The Bulldogs could
never get anything going,
and only managed to score
one run in the,entire game,
and the Bears offense once

A report released by t
Robert Wood Johnson
dation and the Univei
Wisconsin with the P
tion Health Institute
Dixie County square
the bottom of Florida
ties in health outcome
factors. Health outco
represent how health
county is, and health
tors represent the fac
that influence the cou

Dixie ranked 59th ou
for outcomes, and 51s
of 67 for health factor

The report then rank
comes based on mort
(premature death rat
morbidity (health-rel
quality of life and bii
comes, based on poo
fair physical or "pooi
tal health days" and
birthweight.) Dixie e
up near the bottom o
measure, too, coming
62nd for mortality an
for morbidity Levy C
came in even lower, a
and 63rd, respectively:

The study took into a
health behaviors, cli
care availability and
ty, social and economy
tors, and physical en

n Foun-
rsity of
a Coun-

again put on' a show as they
scored a total of 11 runs,,
and came away with a 11-1
Victory over the Bulldogs.
The Bears record now
stands at 2-1. Their next
home game is Februaryf
25th against the Trenton
Tigers. JV plays at 4pm,
and the Varsity' team takes
the field at 7pm. Please
come out and help support
the Bears.'

ment. Dixie did much bet-
ter on the clinical care
availability coming in at
21st, just under Orange
County, and 22nd in physi-
cal environment.

es and Health behaviors rating was
)mes based on adult smoking,
.y a obesity, binge drinking, mo-
fac- tor vehicle crash death rate,
actors chlamydia rate and teen
unty's birth rate. Clinical care
rates were based on the
number of uninsured adults
t of 67 reported by the census in
st out 2005, the primary care
irs. provider rate, preventable
hospital stays, diabetic
ced out- screening and hospice use.'
tality Socioeconomic factors in-
es) and cluded education, employ-
lated ment, income, the number
rth out- of single parent households
r or and violent crime statistics.
r men- The physical environment
low rating was based on air pol-
nded lution data, access to
n this healthy foods, and curious-
in at ly, liquor store density
id 49th
countyy Rather than presenting any-
it 65th thing new, the report seems
y. to be a general re-hash of
2000-2006 statistics from
account sources like the Census, the
nical Health Resources & Ser-
quali- vices Administration, the
lic fac- EPA, and FBI databases.

Bears Housebreak Bulldogs

Health Report ranks Dixie

near bottom in Florida

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Bye Bye Bayh

In what Washington Democrats will undoubtedly admit has
not been their best last few weeks, they bit the bullet one
more time with the news that Indiana Senator Evan Bayh
will not be seeking re-election. After losing special elections
in Virginia, New Jersey and (gasp!) even Massachusetts,
they were presumably hoping the blood-letting would sub-
side at least until November ... .

But alas, dear hearts,-it-was not to be. Just last week, one of
a dwindling number of presumably sure-fire candidates for
re-election decided to call it quits. Why? We'll get into that
in a moment. First, a bit of background.

Evan Bayh is what is generally considered a "moderate"
Democrat-not a very high bar, considering that he voted
against confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Ali-
to and Chief Justice John Roberts, Attorneys General John
Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales and Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice. He also has a 100% approval rating from pro-
abortion activist group NARAL, all of which raises the,
question, if this guy is a moderate, what in blazes does a
liberal Democrat look like?

Nonetheless, Bayh's "moderate" image has held up well in
his home state, and it's reasonable'to suppose that his
prospects for re-election in November would be reasonably
good, even considering the emerging political climate. Con-
trast this with the fate of his father, Senator Birch Bayh,
who lost the same seat to Republican Dan Quayle in the
1980 Reagan landslide. Birch Bayh was a true darling of the
left and a contender for his party's presidential nomination
at one time. Evan may be a "moderate" to some, but from
here I'd say it's a case of .the apple not falling very far from
the tree.

Birch Bayh might not have lost in 1980, were it not for
'Ronald Reagan's "coat-tails," and of course, there will be no
presidential coat-tails in the 2010 off-year election. However
it will be more than eight months before that election, and
should a strong Republican candidate emerge, Evan could
conceivably find himself in trouble.

But why wouldn't he take the chance, when the odds look
reasonably good? Perhaps because he has his eye on 2012.
Right now, it looks like Obama's chances for re-election
aren't all that good. That means he could be defeated in the
primary or, better yet, decide not to run for a second term,
leaving the field wide open. As a former senator who was
defeated two years earlier, Bayh wouldn't look nearly as
good to undecided voters as he would if he was a former
senator who quit his job because he couldn't stand the gaff
and decided to leave the Senate and run for president in two
years. Likewise, if he got re-elected in 2010, stuck it out in
the Senate and had to at least give lip service to supporting
his party's president, he would be less favorably positioned
to seek the nomination, whether or not Obama bows out af-
ter one term.

In any event, Evan Bayh could possibly face at another
prominent Democrat in 2012, that being Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton. But if Hillary is still in that position two
years from now, she will be perceived as part of what will
no doubt be ain unpopular administration, whereas Evan
Bayh could come across as the true, moderate Democratic ,
candidate from Middle America who quit the Washington
scene in 2010 and is now ready to take the reins and lead
the country on to peace and prosperity

In other words, let's not figure that Evan Bayh is resigning
from the Senate because he plans on becoming his party's
forgotten man.

Sorry I missed your letter...

by Kathy McKinney

the boonies! It's great living out in the
woods where you have to load up in the
truck to visit your next-door neighbor. I love
S '. the sounds of chickens in the morning and
the occasional gopher wandering slowly
across e front yard. There's a critter, though, out in my
neck of the woods lately, that I'm not so crazy about. I've got
a mailbox bandito. ::

It started a few'months ago. I thought the mail carrier was.
being careless or that local kids were opening my mailbox
and letting the mail blow out onto the road. I thought maybe
the doors on the mailbox weren't sticking too tight. It was
getting a little age on it, and you know how heavy-duty plas-
tic does out in the sun. But then one day back around
Christmas, I came home and the door to my mailbox was
broken off and gone, my mail was opened,
and the envelopes and junk mail were do- "I don't nee
ing fair imitations of candy canes, hung
all around the trees and bushes near my identity theft


I like free samples. There are billions of
them on the internet. You fill out a little
form and in a week or so, Wal-Mart (Wal-
mart has the best ones) sends you
sample of Tidd, or Cascade, or granola bars. It's pretty cool.
Well, apparently some had come that particular day I had
empty envelopes. Not quite sure what was in them. It ap-
peared that somebody had gone through all of my mail,
looking for something. Everything was gone. I called the
post office and I called the Sheriff's office. I filled out re-
ports. I got on the internet and bought a new, spiffy, handy-
dandy mailbox with a lock. The mail drops down into the
base of tle mailbox and you can only get to it with a key. It
was pretty pricey, but I was starting to get mad; Add a nice
4x4 post, and I had a thief-proof setup. Take that, mailbox
bandito!! "

And then, last Sunday afternoon, I was sitting right here,
writing my column in my pajamas and there was a knock at
the door. A young DCSO Deputy was standing at my door.
(And like,'verybody else, my first thought was, "I didn't do
it!") He was very. handsome and polite and looked almost
old enough to drive--funny how they start getting younger--
and he said, "Ma'am? Are you missing a mailbox?" Of
course I'm not, I said. I just bought a new one. I checked my

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Dear Editor:
A recent article in the Dixie
County Advocate referenced the
Fenholloway River in Taylor
County and near-shore Gulf wa-

Since the article also mentioned
the company that I work for -
Buckeye I would like to pro-
vide readers with information
about company activities to im-
prove treated wastewater, river
water, and Gulf water.

Buckeye's manufacturing plant
near Perry has invested over $94
million in technology to im-
prove the quality of our facili-
ty's treated wastewater since
1990. This included eliminating
the use of elemental chlorine to
purify pulp.

The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) recognized these
efforts in 2007 and concluded
that Buckeye employs best avail-
able technology (BAT) for the
control of pollutants for the Dis-
solving subcategory of the pulp
& paper industry sector the
subcategory under whibh Buck-
eye is regulated.

The improvements to the plant's
treated wastewater have been
* Color has been re-
duced by almost 56%
. Biological oxygen de-
mand (BOD) the oxygen con-
suming organic matter has
been reduced by over 49%
h b Total suspended solids
has been reduced by over 58%
* Absorbable Organic
Halides (AOX) a measure of
the chlorinated organic content
- has been reduced by over 80%
* .Total phosphorous a
nutrient has been reduced by
almost 60%
* Total nitrogen a nu-
trient has been reduced by
over 39%
o 3The inadvertent gener-
ation / discharge of dioxin has
been eliminated

A project completed in 2006 re-
duced water use and discharge
by 2.5 million gallons per day.
Overall, Buckeye has reduced
water use and discharge by 10
million gallons per day since

As a result, Fenholloway River
water quality has improved.
The Florida Department of
Health has lifted the fish adviso-
ry issued in 1990. In addition,

sea grasses are growing again
in the area off the.mouth of the
Fenholloway River and this is
expected to continue to improve.

Still, more improvements are'
needed and Buckeye is commit-
ted to making the improve-
ments. Buckeye is working with
regulatory agencies to restore .
6,700 acres of wetlands near the
headwaters of the Fenholloway,
. make additional upgrades of
equipment within the manufac-
turing plant to further improve
wastewater quality and reduce
water use, increase oxygen lev-
els within the river, and relocate
the plant's discharge point so
that "salty" wastewater will not
impact the freshwater portion of
the Fenholloway.

Buckeye is currently working
with the City of Perry to reuse
all treated municipal waste, ,
water about one million gal-
lons per day for cooling pur- ,
poses inside the Buckeye plant.
When completed, the project
will reduce Buckeye's need for
groundwater withdrawals near
the Fenholloway.

There has been speculation that
relocating the plant's waste-
water will harm Gulf water
quality. In fact, the comprehen-
sive plan of work improves Gulf
water quality and prevents
A statement in the newspaper
article attributed to a person
who flew over Taylor County in
an airplane suggested there is a
hypoxic "dead zone" at the
mouth of the Fenholloway. This
statement is not, supported by
the facts. In fact, during a recent
public meeting in Perry related
to the Fenholloway, the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection addressed this allega-
tion and stated there is no so-
called "dead zone" at the mouth
of the river.

Buckeye's goals are to restore
the Fenholloway River to fish-
able and swimmable conditions
and to protect Gulf water quali-
ty. Readers of the Dixie County
Advocate that would like to visit
the Buckeye plant and learn
more about planned improve-
ments can schedule a visit by
calling 850-584-1275. We value
two-way communications with
our neighbors.
Dan Simmons,Buckeye Public
Affairs Manager

mail yesterday and I've been home since then, right here.
Look, see? It's sitting right....there....

Yeah, well, not so much. It was gone. Apparently thwarted
by my spiffy locking mailbox, the cheeky bandito decided--
with me home and my, truck in the driveway-- to pull the
whole thing out of the ground, haul it seven or eight miles
up CR 353 to a back road and shake it upside down to get my
junk mail out of it. Except this time, he didn't open the junk
mail, just my personal mail. Like an invitation to a family
reunion. (I found the envelope out in the road, later).

Officer Cutie Pie handed me a pile of unopened bills and
junk mail. "We found this, and we found your mailbox.
We'll get a truck and bring it to you." How sweet! And they
did on Sunday afternoon, in a big pickup truck--I told you it
was a solid, big mailbox. It wouldn't fit in his patrol car.
Now that's great service. I was impressed. I got everything
back except one of the plastic mail-
ed to worry about box doors, that the bandito broke off
in his attempt to make off with my
t because no one Publisher's Clearing House Sweep-
w me stakes letter. I hope he enjoyed it.
wants to be me."

I was mad and vented my anger for a
Jay London while to my friends. Debbie Lee, with
the ink still fresh on her new con-
cealed weapons permit, teasingly of-
fered to come out herb and stake out my mailbox. After I got
over being ticked off, I started to get a little creeped out. No-
body else's mailbox in the neighborhood was being targeted,
and hauling away a mailbox that big wasn't kids on bicycles.
This was an adult. This was personal. I started to reconsid-
er Debbie's offer.- Was I being robbed by an addict looking
for money, or stalked by a psycho? Creepy.

So, I went to Liles Hardware and got some concrete and in-
stalled some remote theft alarms--and maybe a deer camera
hidden where you won't find it, Mr. Bandito-- I ordered a re-
placement door, and put my mailbox back up. I will not be
beaten by some slimy sneakthief into renting a safe Post Of-
fice box in town. What is it the Postal Service says? "... And
neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, nor the
winds of change, nor a nation challenged, or psycho creep-
ers (OK, I added that bit) will stay us from the swift comple-
tion of our appointed rounds. Ever." Yeah, what they said.
And if you saw a big mailbox going down Governor Hill
Lake Road last weekend, call the DCSO. Thanks!

Mr. Simmons: mouth of the Fenholloway River
I appreciate that you're doing arid its ten square mile Dead
your job defending your compa- Zone. Last year clams harvested
ny, but even a smart third grader from north of the Steinhatchee
knows that you "don't poop River, passed the Fenholloway
where you eat. "It doesn't take a River were banned from com-
scientist to understand that "re- mercial sale and public con-
locating, "or as we like to say it sumption.
here in the real world. "dump-

ing," large quantities of indus-
trial waste into the water right
offour coast isn't going to im-
prove water quality. That's just
common' sense.--Ed

Dear Editor,
Shired Island in Dixie'County is
the Dirtiest Beach in Florida,
for the fourth year in a row; it is
.also the only beach in Dixie
County. Source: National Re-
sources Defense Council

Results: In 2008, Florida report-
ed 634 coastal beaches, 306 (48%)
of which were monitored once a
week, and 328 (52%) were not
monitored. For the fourth con-
secutive year, NRDC looked at
the percent of monitoring sam-
ples that exceeded the state's
daily maximum bacterial stan-
dards (all reported samples
were used to calculate the 2008
percent accidence values, in-
cluding duplicate samples and
samples taken outside the offi-
cial beach season, if any). In
2008, 4 percent of all reported
beach monitoring samples ex-
ceeded the state's daily maxi-
mum bacterial standards.

For twenty-five years Buckeye-
Quaker has created the most
polluted river in Florida, the
Fenholloway River, by dumping
60 million gallons of treated'
Class 5 toxic waste water into
the river every day The accu-
mulation of this toxic waste wa-
ter has, after twenty-five years,
has created six of the top ten
Dirtiest Beaches in Florida and
a ten square mile Dead Zone in
the Gulf.

On the Big Bend Coast, in the
so-called Pure Water Wilder-
ness, the Big Bend Canoe Trail
passes through the Fenholloway
Dead Zone. As the Gulf Stream
flows south through the Dead
Zone the pollution is carried off
and creates six of the Dirtiest
Beaches, not just in the Big
Bend Area but in the entire
State of Florida

Six of our beaches with the
highest percent pollution ex-
ceedance rate are within the
first forty miles south of the

The Fenholloway.River flows'
from the North Coast of Taylor
County. In 2009 the dirtiest
beaches in the Big Bend were:
1. Shired Island in Dixie County (90%),
(Between Shired Island and Horseshoe
Beach lies Horseshoe Beach Cove
where a new Dead Zone is forming).
2. Dekle Beach (62%), In Taylor County
3. Alligator Point (56%) Taylor County
4. Keaton Beach (41%) in Taylor County
5. Hagen's Cove (40%) In Taylor County
6. Cedar Island (27%) In Taylor County

Dixie County had the highest
percent exceedance rate (90%)
in 2009 and for the last 4 years
has been rated the dirtiest
beach in Florida, Shired Island.

The next beach within the top
ten dirtiest beaches is found in
Levy County, ranked number
seven and has an 11% ex-
ceedance rate. The first impedi-
ment to the Gulf flow from the
Fenholloway Dead Zone is the
twenty mile long Great Suwan-
nee Reef, at the reefs north end
the water is changing from
Class II into Class II water at
an ever increasing rate. At the
south end of the reef is Cedar
Key, the 2nd largest aquaculture
framing area in Florida. Any
marine life form growing in an
exoskeleton (clams, crabs & etc.)
must have Class II water to
grow and thrive. They will die
in Class HI water.

Some people have the gall to de-
fend dumping..60 million gallons
of Class 5 toxic waste water into
the Fenholloway River on a dai-
ly basis for 25 years while oth-
ers are greedy enough to sell
tourism in this area as part of
the "Pure Water Wilderness".

Suwannee Riverkeeper@, a non-
profit charity, has the gall to
make a three year independent
scientific field study, overseen
by independent PhDs with CDC
Atlanta Credentials, scientifical-
ly proving the facts and then
standing in the way of this envi-
ronmental crime by telling the
truth and letting the chips fall
where they may.
Stan Meeks,
Suwannee Riverkeeper@


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Thursday February 25, 2010

Outdoors & Law

Mau/ Trl ers

By Bonnie WIlson

Saturday morning was a
very chilly morning indeed.
The temperature hovered
around 30 degrees. Yep it
was freezing! However the
promise of blue skies,
and a sunny day just around
the bend was influencing
my thought process for
me to get out of my warm
bed at crack of dawn to be
at the Goethe Tidewater
Trail head by 9:30 am.
You've got to love this trail
riding venture in order to
venture out of that warm
bed, and we really do.
Fresh air and sunshine and
horses, that's for me! Well, I
S. am excited and Dave
and I are looking forward to
meeting our buddies at
Tidewater. We usually
saddle our horses before we
load them in order to save
time at the trailhead.
This morning we have a
* : problem, the leather head-.
stall on Buddy broke in the
cool morning air as I put it
on his head. Drat! However,
Dave came to the rescue. He
has to find me a new one.
Which means at this early
morning hour he has to
explore our tack room and
put one together for me. Gee
what a guy!

Soon we are off to meet our
friends and enjoy the morn-
ing as it begins to get
warmer. By the time we
reach our destination, I find
I don't need my jacket after
all, and my sweatshirt is
warm enough. '
Goethe State Forest has,
trails that wind for 100
miles through three tracks
of this nearly 50,000-acre
state-forest. You can ride

SRWMD sets public meeting on
hydrologic activities in the Steinhatchee'
, ,. Basin and Mallory Swai ,

SRWMD will hold a town hall
meeting March 11 in Mayo to re-
port on restoration activities and
to respond to questions related to
District lands and'hydrologic
conditions in southern Lafayette
County. The meeting will take
place at Lafayette High School at
6:30 p.m. "Residents and others
have expressed interest in the
restoration efforts at Mallory
Swamp and.throughout the
Steinhatchee Basin," said Bob
Heeke, District senior land re-
sources manager.

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through pine plantations
and old growth longleaf
pine forest. The large eques-
trian campground at Tide-
water is off of CR 337
northwest of Dunnellon.
The trails range from loops
of 2.5 miles to 10.5 and even
a 15-mile trail.

I am so glad the weather-
man is correct for once. The
morning is fabulous! We
greet our friends and head
out to the trail on a beauti-
ful bright sunny morning.
The birds are singing, and
all is right in the world for
me. Wahoo! Now this is
what I'm talking about. Not
a care in the world as Buddy
and I mosey down the
trail looking at the beautiful
scenery that God has so en-
chantingly provided. Nature
is a wondrous sight to be-
hold and it always makes
me feel incredibly alive.
This morning is no excep-
tion as we see several vari-
eties' of different birds flit-
ting from one tree branch to
the other. A few squirrels
play tag at the foot of an old
incredibly tall pine tree. I,
don't see a deer this morn-
ing but Buddy smells them
as he stops and snorts and
looks in the deep woods for
some sight of one. I too,
feel eyes ]poking at us from
beneath the shadowy dense,
forest. I pet Buddy's
neck and applaud his sense,
of awareness before we
move on. .

Later we find ourselves back
at the trailhead to discuss
' the mornings adventure
as we have lunch together.
What an incredible morn-
ing, it was inspiring. I hope
you will join us on our nexf
adventure. Until then, happy
trails to you!

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Suwannee Fire

Department Update

This is an update of the
calls that the Suwannee Vol-
unteer Fire Department had
for the year 2009. As you
will see for a small town we
had a very busy year.

We had a total of 64 Calls,
here is the breakdown of

We assisted Gilchrest Coun-
ty with a woodland fire

We had three false alarms
we responded to

We had one call to find a
boat that was broken down
with five (5) people on board
at night

We has one oil spill on Hwy
349 in Suwannee

Finally we had a total of 66
medical calls that we re-
sponded to.

As you can see 2009 was a
busy year for the Suwannee
Fire Department and all of
the volunteers acted in a
timely and professional

Here are the volunteers on
the Fire Department, they
have all done a great job.

Dale and Lorrie Colson
Ronnie and Chris Parr
Cathy Edwards
Billy Miller
Russ and Kay McCallister
Ben Edwards
Gayle Lovelace
Fred Edwards, Chaplin

If you see any of these vol-
unteers around Suwannee
please thank them for do-
nating their time and dedi-
cation to keeping the citi-
zens of Suwannee safe.

Ben West, Chief
Suwannee Volunteer Fire

FWC proposes change to warm-weather months.

oyster rules

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) proposed a'
draft rule amendment
Thursday to help oyster
fishermen adjust to pending
new restrictions that will af-
fect the time they are al- -
lowed to harvest and trans-
port oysters on the water in

The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services is developing a rule
to require harvesters to de-
liver their oysters to a certi-
fied dealer by 11:30 a.m. duf'
ing May, June and July, and
by noon during August, Sep-'
tember and October. This
action is being taken to
meet new federal health
safety requirements for the
oyster industry by ensuring
that harvested oysters are
handled and processed dur-
ing cooler morning hours in

FWC acts to protect lemon

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) approved a rule Thursday
to prohibit all recreational and
commercial harvest of lemon
sharks from Florida waters. The
FWC took this action to protect
lemon sharks, because they have
a high potential to be overhar-

Lemon sharks are often found
near shore in shallow water, es-'
pecially in Southeast Florida,
where they aggregate in large
numbers each year. This makes
them easy to locate and raises,
the potential for large numbers
of lemon sharks to be removed
from the population with mini-
mal effort by fishermen.

Lemon sharks also are suscepti-
ble to overharvest because of
their life history characteristics.
They are slow-growing, reaching
sexual maturity at 12-15 years of
age, and have a low reproductive
potentialproducing 6 to 18 pups
per litter every second or third
year. Juvenile lemon sharks ex-
perience a mortality of 40-60

Oyster harvesting is permit-
ted only between sunrise
and sunset in Florida. Un-
der the pending new rule,
oyster harvesters would be
limited to working only in
the morning hours from
May to October.

To maximize the time oyster
harvesters would be allowed
to be on the water under the'
pending new time re-
straints, the FWC is'propos-
ing to change an oyster rule
provision that now requires
harvesters to stow their oys-
ter tongs on their moored
vessels during nighttime
hours. Under the new pro-
posal, they would be able to
stow tongs on their vessels
while they are in transit to
oyster bars from sunset to.
sunrise. This would give
fishermen time to leave
their vessel-mooring site be-
fore dawn so they can begin
harvesting oysters at sun-

percent. Recently, some prelimi-
nary data from an ongoing tag-
ging study found that at least 7.5
percent of tagged adult lemon
sharks from a Southeast Florida
aggregation succumbed to fish-
ing mortality in one season. At
that rate, the entire lemon shark
aggregation could be harvested
in a few years.

In addition, recent regulatory
actions for other shark species
might put more fishing pressure
on lemon sharks in Florida wa-
ters, where 90 percent of known
lemon shark aggregations occur.
The harvest of lemon sharks
will still be allowed in offshore
federal waters adjacent to state

Healthy lemon shark popula-
tions are especially important to
Florida's dive charter industry
which provides ecotourism trips
to see lemon shark aggregations
in the winter months.

The FWC's lemon shark rule
takes effect on March 23. More
information about recent shark-
management actions is available
online at,
click on "Fishing Saltwater."

6 charged with baiting doves

Officers Justin Allen, Todd Nichols and Brent Bowlen met
with a U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent to discuss federal
charges being filed on six individuals who violated the Code
of Federal Regulations. As a result of the meeting, the offi-
cers filed federal charges on the six adults for taking doves
over bait.


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Lower Suwannee "
National Wildlife Refuge
Nature Walks
Nature Walk March 2010

The February Nature Walk
which took place on the
Levy County side of the
Refuge went very well with
a number of birds seen.
They started out on the Riv-
er Walk and although some-
times that walk has few
birds, on February First
there were at least 18
species...then on to Shell
Mound where the highlight
was White Pelicans and an-
other 23 species. An inter-
esting spotting was an im-


mature Bald Eagle that took
some study before it was
identified as a second or
third year bird. Bald Eagles
don't have their adult
plumage until the fourth
year so if you see a large
brown bird that isn't a vul-
ture, you may want to get
out your bird book and
study the immature Bald
Eagles carefully

On March First we will
again visit Dixie Cotmty
We, will meet at the Fire Sta-
tion on CR 349 just north of
the town of Suwannee at
9AM on March 1, 2010.
Please RSVP if you plan to
go, Joan Stephens 352-463-

ners, take note: Bob Bowden, Director, Harry P.
ners, Leu Gardens, Orlando
Polycom classes Stephen Pategas, RLA, ASLA,
Hortus Oasis, Winter Park
available Alan Shapiro, Owner, Grandi-
flora, Gainesville ,
Tar.- n~nn ieruurc

Mark your calendars and plan
to attend! Levy County Exten-
sion office is pleased to host a.
series of Polycom conferences
featuring UF specialists and
speakers from around the state.
The gardening public is invited
to take advantage of horticul-
ture instruction sponsored by'
UF/IFAS Extension, Nature
Coast Master Gardeners and
Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District. Polycom
courses are offered free of cost
but space is limited pre-regis-
ter with Barbara Edmonds, 486-

Courses will be held at Levy
County Extension office, 625
North Hathaway Avenue, Bron-
son. Novice and experienced
gardeners will be presented
with the following topics:

March 10
9:30 10:30
Intro to Plant Pests Basic
Pathology.with Monica Elliott,
10:45 12:00 In-
tro to Plant Pests Weeds with
Greg MacDonald, Associate
Noon 12:30 Key Re-.
sources and Q&A Anthony
Barbaglia, Interim Agriculture
Extension Agent, Levy County

March 16
9:30-12:30 Expand Your Plant
Palette Top Performring Orna-
mental Plants from around the
state. Guest speakers:

David Price, Director, Bok Tow-
er Santuary Lakeland

Larry Schokman, Retired Direc-
tor, the Kampong, Miami-Dade
County -

12:30-1:00 Lunch brown bag

1:00-2:00 Avoiding Landscape
Pitfalls Nature Coast Master
Gardeners and.Barbara Ed-
monds, Multi-county Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods Ser-
vice Coordinator

March 17
Florida Lawns with Laurie
Trenholm, Associate Professor

Lunch brown'bag

Turf and Ornamental Insect
Pests with Eileen Buss, Associ-
ate Professor
Turf and Ornamental Diseases
with Phil Harmon, Associate

Homeowners will also be pro-
vided with options that may
save time, energy and money
while sustainably enhancing
landscapes the Florida-friendly
way Questions or for more in-
formation, call 352-486-5131 or
log onto All
extension programs and ser-
vices are open to all without re-
gard to race, color, age, sex, reli-
gion, national origin or handi-


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sports & School

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by Angel Lee

On Thursday -night, the
Bears Baseball Team hosted
the Bronson Eagles in the.
first home game of the sea-,
son. Senior Eddie Brownell
took to the mound for the

The Eagles got things going
as they scored one run in
the top of the first inning
but the Bears brought out
the big bats and managed to
get 3 runs in their half if
the inning making it 3-1
Bears going in to the second
inning. Pitcher Eddie
Brownell and the Bears de-
fense were able to keep the






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Eagles from
scoring in the
2nd, and in the
bottom of the
second inning,
with a runner
on base, Kyle
Skelly delivers a
Homerun over
the left field
fence scoring 2
more runs for
the Bears mak-
ing it 5-1 Bears.

The scoring
would continue
for the Bears, as
they 6 more
runs in the bot-
tom of the third
inning and went
on to dominate
the game and
bring home a

big victory win-
ning 12-1 over the Eagles.

Kyle Skelly was 3-3 at the
plate with 2 RBI's, 2 doubles,
and 1 HR. Eddie Brownell:
was 2-3 with a double and 2
RBI. Kirby, Roberts 1-2, 3
RBI, and 1 double. On the
mound, Eddie pitched all 5
innings giving up only 1
run, 5 hits and struck out
10. Travis Pierce, Kyle Skel-
ly, Kirby Roberts, Nathan
Singleton, Brett Sullivan,
and Duane Lord all stole
bases for the Bears, with
Duane stealing 2, for a total
of 7 stolen bases.


Bears ground Eagles

Second Nine weeks
honor roll

KG All "S" honor roll

Daniel Allen
Grace McCall
Logan Balmer
Lexi Medders
Chelsie Jo Beckham-
Burlynne Mejeris
Balie Bethea
SherryAnn Bowling
Tripp Mitchell
Latavia Braman
Angel Nickerson
Madi Butler
Kylie O'steen.
Victoria Butler
Laila Quinn
Ashlyn Cannon
Alizae Reid
Dylan Cannon
Baylie Robson
Kassidy Carmichle
Shyanne Sheets
Breonna Carter
Trace Smith
Andrew Chesser
Carson St. Laurent
Nicholas Chesser
Madalyn Stamer.
Jenajah Collins
Kaylee Teixeira
Michael Collins
Aubrey Thomas.
BobbiSue Davis
Brantley Valentine
Jacob Dean
Matthew Valentine
Danna Dinsmore
Wesley Valentine
Nataliya Donald

Bears Lose

Baseball Opener To


On a very chilly Friday night, the
Bears traveled to'Chiefland to take
on the Indians in the season open-
ing Baseball game. The Bears bat-
ted first, and were unable to score
any runs. Senior Duane Lord took
to the pitcher's mound for the
Bears and was able to keep the In-
dians scoreless. The score re-
mained the same until the bottom
of the 3rd inning when the Indians

Emily Walker
Colby Downing
Ruby Walker
Grant Driggers
Earnest Walker
Walter Ezzell
Shealyn Wilson
Branson Forehand
Wade Wolfe
Justin Giles
Robert Yarrell
Cierra Gillette
Kimberly Young-Carver
Marhianna Godbolt
Taven Grimes
Makenzie Hall
Gracie Hamilton
Cheyne Harper
Dakota Helms
Kayson Hurst
Cameron Infmger
Jessy Jean
Renee Joyner
Garrett Kight
Maddi Kight
AlyssaAnn Lawson
,,Jeremy Locklear
Chesley Lord
Wyatt McCall

Anderson Elementary A
B Honor Roll
1st grade A honor roll
Max Baxter
Jadon Bray
Jessica Bright
Sam Bryan
Kyndal Bussard
: Sam Cannon
Madison Chavous
Loren Dixon
Jacob Giles'
Makayla Hall .
Leyton Halling
Zach Markham
SJessica Maze

were able to get 2 runs in. the
Bears' offense continued to strug-.
gle a little until the top of the 5th
when they were able to push 3 runs
across the plate making the score 5-
3 Indians. The Bears didn't score
any in the top of the 6th, and the
Indians added 5 more giving the In-
dians an eventual 13-3 victory over
the Bears. Nathan Singleton.was 1
for 2 at the plate with a double and
2 RBI's. Duane Lord went 1 for 2
with an RBI. Travis Pierce, Kyle
Skelly, and Brett Sullivan all had
Stolen Bases for the Bears. Duane
pitched 5 innings giving up 8 runs,
4 earned runs, 6 hits and he struck
out 9.

Abbi NesSmith-.
James Peters
Luke Thomas
Ryleigh Weeks

1st grade A -B honor roll
Brandon Balmer
Andrew Bell
Logan Bulter
Whitley Carton
Neequanis Davis
Allison Flowers
Madison Flowers
Danielle Hagan
Jillian Henderson
Malinda Herring
Tara Howell
Scott Hysmith
Ariana Jackson.
Deanna Kirkland
Talee Kobylinski
Kailee Lea
Kasen Lee
Nathan Morales
Bobby Owens
Julia Palmer
Dalton Rood
Haylie Sikes
Chris Staples
Jykyriah Teague
Garrett White
Mirian Williams

2nd grade A honor roll
Courtney Andrews
Aliyah Bradley
Jeremy Bright
Seth Burnett
Morgan Cannon
Krystal Clark
Carrie Coffill
Crisencia Dawson
Julia Futch
Chrissy Gillette
Luke Hatcher
Conner Herring

Chaney Leach
Jessie Lee
Scott Linderman
Easton Locke
Mariah Martin
Lori Medlin
Madison O'neal
Coral Quinn
Kaitlyn Scelzi
Taylor St. Laurent
Trey Thompson
Melody Weaver

2nd grade A B honor
Vershon Bell
Cathy Burkett
Madison Cannon
Jasemine Crowley
Taylor Davis
Taylor Driggers
Samantha Flowers
Jaelyn Forehand
Macie Grimes
Sabrina Harrison
Cynthia Hart
Brittany Hoffman
Chase Johnson
Amie Jones
Kassidy Leverett
Eathin Malone
Vannessa Petty
Latavia Simpson
Jefferson Smith
Briasia Teague
Kyndall Teague

3rd grade A honor roll
Rebekah Allen
Calista Amrell ,
Elijah Bray
Jordon Brown
Ka'nia Brown
Taryn Brown
Jordan Butler
Robert Butler
Elicia Carter
Julia Chesser
Hallie Chewning
Morgan Douglas
Samantha Dunn
Maggie Forehand
Justus Futch
Alyssa Gallion
Wyatt Higginbotham
Austin Hunt
Kolby Hurst
Justyn Leverett
Chelsey Lord
Kyler McCaskill
Shondotta McFall
Abbi Mills
Ashley Mills
Kyndall O'steen
Tonmoy Rahim
C.J. Reed
Jennifer Sanchez- Avalos
Raegan Vonstein
Kayli York

3rd grade A B honor roll
Destiny Barnette
Breanna Berry
Angelica Braswell
Mckynzie Brookins
Mareena Carter
Lily Doxtater
Lacey Gillette
Cierra Johnson
Ricky Jones
Emily Joyner
Kailey Keen
Charles Locke
Carol Anne Long
Kevin Mash
Deneshia McDowell
Ashton McKinnon
Larah Medlin
Chelsey O'steen
Gary Palmer
Winter Quinn
Justin Smith
.Kylie Sparkman
Kendal Stinson

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DID NOT receive VPK services during the school year, you
are eligible for FREE VPK services this summer. These are
children who were possibly served with an IEP at Anderson
Elementary or Old Town Elementary School. These are
also any Head Start children who will be attending kinder-
garten in the fall. If you think your child is eligible, please
call the Dixie Cub House (352) 498-0002. This class will be
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Employee of the

Month for February.

Mrs. Dianne Koschatzky is
Employee of
the Month
for Febru-
ary Mrs. K,
as she is
known to
her stu-
dents and
Mrs. K has
been teach-
ing at Anderson Elementary
School since 1974. This is
Mrs. K's last year before she
enjoys retirement and many
of her former students fond-
ly recall their memories of

being in her classroom.
Mrs. K's kind and gentle na-
ture has made a big impact
in the lives of so many peo-
pl of the years. Although
she will be greatly missed,
the AES family
is looking for-
ward to visits
from Mrs. K
from time to
time. Mrs. K is
married to
and is the
mother of
S Richie
(Brooke), Jef-
frey Koschatzk-
ty (Kelly), and
Kristen Her-
ring (Matt).
Her retirement will be well-
spent playing with her
grandchildren: Riley, Myah,
Kash, Kamryn, and Karli.
Congratulations, Mrs.
Koschatzky. We love you!

Les Storey
Rebecca Strickland
Courtney Stutts
Christopher Thomas
Lela Thomas
Blake Watson
Aaron Weeks

4th grade A honor roll
Rhett Anderson
Raymond Brown
Kylie Burnett.
Amanda Daniels
Rance Free
Maria Godoy
Destiny Helms
Whitney Hodge
Alyssa Hunt
Kailee Hurst
Tristan Leach
J'Shon Lovett.
Leanna Medlin
Austin Philmon
Britton Rollison
Candice Rollison
'Hannah Snellgrove
Kaitlyri Stephens
Cade Thomas
Connor Weeks
Michael Williams

4th grade A B honor roll
Steven Blumenberg
James Brown
Sarah Buchanan
Aaron Dawson
Dena Deavitt
Sydney Groom
Casey Hamilton
Lillian Hightower
Rebecca Hysmith
Amberlynn Johnson
Kayla Kight
Samantha Lea
Se'Von Merritt
Raigan NesSmith
Dalton Osteen
Jadyn Quinn
Kiaralia Rohena
Peyton Smith
Nikita Timmpns
Jamal Tyson
Kirsten Wampler
Juan Washington
Olivia Webster
Cheyenne Williamson

5th grade A honor roll

Savanna Beckham
Morgan Besterman
Mateo Copeland
Troy Curiningham
J.R. Hammock
Ben Hays '
Laura Mae Hendricks
Kaelie Johnson

5th grade A B honor roll
Kason Carr.
Kyle Chesser
Austin Cole
Kyle Fortin
Lyric Green
Kevin Harden "
Austin Hunt
Clifford Jackson
Haylee Jones
Kassidy Lander
Cayla Lord
Sam Missildine
John Moore
T.J. Neeley
Skyler Osteen
Priscilla Petty
Crystal Smith
Kole VanAernam
Cooper Vonstein

5th grade A honor roll
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For: Kelly Storey Brewin at Roger and Josey's home Tues-
day March 2nd at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. All Family and
Friends are Invited no Invitations are being sent. She is
Registered at Wal-Mart and Amazon.Com

Jessica Robinson and Austen Showalter were married in
the beautiful afternoon on October 24, 2009, at the Sum-
mer's River House on the Ochlockonee River in Sopchoppy,
FL. Paster Eli Hendricks performed the lovely wedding cer-
emony. The bride and groom had five attendants each. A Re-
ception and Dinner followed. The bride is the daughter of
Catherine and Ray Robinson, of Tallahassee, FL. and
granddaughter of Willie Gene Odlunid and the late Oscar
Odlund, of Old Town; and Ellen Robinson and the late
James Robinson, of Tallahassee, FL. Jessica is also the
great granddaughter of the late Kate Green of Old Town
and the late Luella "Grannie" Odlund of Suwannee. The
bride received her fiance degree from Florida State Univer-
sity and is employed by the Department of Financial Ser-
viees, State of Florida. The groom is the son of Thomas
Showalter, of.Tallahassee, FL. and Kym and Pete Kowalke,
of Manchaca, TX and grandson of Lenna Showalter and the
late Nick Showalter, of Tallahassee, FL; also the late Mr.
And Mrs. Jack Bartholomew of Austin, TX. Austen is em-
ployed by Garrison Design and Construction in Tallahas-
see, FL. The couple resides in Tallahassee and will honey-
moon in Hawaii.

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Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Hays of Cross City, FL
are proud to announce the engagement of, their daughter
Jessica Leighanne Johns
Joshua James O'Neal.
son of Keith and Jana O'Neal of Cross City, FL
The bride-elect is also the daughter of Donny and Charlie
Johns of Perry, FL. She is a 2007 graduate of Dixie County
High School, a student at the University of Florida and em-
ployed by 02B Kids in Gainesville, FL. Jessica the grand-
daughter of Nettie Anderson and the late Jimmie Anderson
of Cross City, FL, Arnold and Betty Hays of Cross City, FL,
Joan Boyette of Quitman, GA and the late Ray Donald
Johns, Sr.
The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Dixie County High
School, graduated from Lake City Community College with
an Associate of Arts Degree and Law Enforcement Certifi-
cation. He is employed as a Sheriff's Deputy by Dixie
County Sheriff's Office. Joshua is the grandson of Josh
and Ann O'Neal of Cross City, FL. The late Myrna Pate of
Suwannee, FL, Claude Copeland of Cross City, FL and is the
great-grandson of Mattie Stevens currently of Cross City,
The wedding is planned for 6:30 p.m. March 27, 2010 at First
Baptist Church, Cross City, Florida. A reception will follow.
No local invitations are being sent but all friends and rela-
K'tives are invited to attend.

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special day in our hearts and you will never be forego-
tien. Happy Birthday Seann We love and miss you
your family and friends

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at the University of Florida.
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www. dcadvocate. net

By Dixie District School Superintendent
Mark Rains

With eight instructional days un
til FCAT begins, academics are
at the forefront of our agenda.
We continue to work hard to pre-
pare our students for progress. I
have spent' lot of time in class-
rooms and reviewing data at all
schools, and I believe our stu-
dents are prepared for the state
mandated test.
I was recently asked by the Flori
da Association of District School
Superintendents to speak before
the PK-12 Senate Education Comn
mittee concerning the adjust-
ment of the Class Size Amend-
ment. This was a great opportu-
nity for our area, as I believe
this is one of the most important
issues facing our county' during
this legislative session. For com-
plete class size reduction infor-
S nation and details, visit
sfaqfmal.pdf and

If you are the parent of a Pre-
School through twelfth grade
student who has an Individual-
ized Education Plan (IEP), you
have the unique opportunity of
providing the Department of Ed-
ucation with information on
. how well our schools are doing
in supporting parent involve-
ment in their child's education.
By going online to www.ESEsur-
veycom and completing the sur-
vey, parents have the opportuni-
ty to express their opinions. This
survey is conducted once a year
and we would like your opinion
to be heard. All survey responses
are confidential and will be used
to determine and assist in plan-
ning improvements in our dis-



The Fanning Springs Chamber
Sof Commerce held its annual
Banquet at the Otter Springs
Resort Lodge on Thursday
evening. We had a nice turnout
and everyone enjoyed a very
nice meal that was catered by C
So Sweet of Williston. Some of
the ladies brought a number of
appetizers for everyone to enjoy
prior to the program getting un
President Becky Sanford wel-
comed everyone and had each
one introduce themselves and
the business they represented.
Velma Poole then gave a report
on the Festival of .Lights and
how well the chamber did de-
spite the bad weather we had
that day She thanked the spon-
sors that helped provide some
of the funding for the event.
She also brought everyone up to
date on the membership of the
chamber and encouraged every
one to work together to increase
Donna Creamer, Executive Di-
rector for Pure Water Wilder-
ness gave a brief update on hov
the many chambers in the Tri
County area works together to
benefit our communities. She
also mentioned that we would
be holding the 4th Annual
Tourism Summit on Sept. 14th
with our theme being the "Dis-
cover the Treasures of Pure
Water Wilderness".
Velma Poole stated that the
chamber would be doing a
"Dessert" booth at the Quilt
Festival that will be held in
Trenton on March 13th. All of
the events will be in and about
the Train Depot. This will be
the first fund raiser for the
chamber and she asked mem-
bers to create their favorite
desserts to be sold that day
The Business of the Year select
ed was Chompers Diner of Fan
ning Springs. Owners Glen &
Rebecca provided Free Thanks-
giving dinners to over 200 per-
sons that would not have had
the traditional holiday dinner
otherwise. Though they would
have been closed that day, they
and their staff gave up part of
their day to prepare and serve
those that came in.
The Suwannee River Cruisers
Boat Club was awarded the Noi
Profit Organization plaque for
their tireless work to help spon
sor the Festival of Lights Boat
Parade and the yellow Rubber
Ducky race each year.
Volunteers Herb & Angle Clarl~
were recognized for helping
with the Festival by having the
hot coffee and chocolate along

with doughnuts bright and ear
ly that day for everyone. Vince
and Pat Arcadia were also rec-
ognized for the hard work they
do with Toy for Tots to insure
many families in the area have
a nice Christmas.
The Life Time Achievement
award was presented to Roger
& Becky Sanford who were
among the founders of the'
Chamber. Becky has served as
President the past year and is

A financial aid workshop, hosted
by Chris Barber, DCHS Guidance
Counselor was held at Dixie
County High School on February
22. This workshop was very in-
- formative for all juniors, seniors,
and their parents who attended.

The Dixie County FFA Chapters
are celebrating National FFA
Week this week, Feb. 20-27. More.
than half a million members
around the nation will partici-
pate in National FFA Week activ-
ities at the local and state levels.
From its beginnings in 1928 as
- the Future Farmers of America,
the National FFA Organization
today reaches out to all 50 states, .
. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Is-
lands. FFA is committed to de-
veloping character and leader-
ship skills, as well as preparing
members.for a lifetime of civic
t leadership and career success. I
would like to thank our commu-
. nity for supporting this excellent
organization throughout the

I would like to invite you to visit
n me in my satellite office at Old
Town Elementary School on
SApril 14th between the hours of
8:00-11:00 a.m. I will be at the
Lily Creek Restaurant in Horse-
'shoe on April 22nd, 11:30-12:30.
My location in Suwannee will be
at the Salt Creek Restaurant on
. April 29th at 11:30 a.m. I will
meet with residents in Jena at
Casey's Cove Convenience Store
on April 30th at 11:00 a.m.

For current Dixie District
Schools information, visit our
website at.
s We
welcome your suggestions in
making this a user friendly web-
s site for students, parents, and
the community.

Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Dixie District Schools

the President of the Suwannee
River Cruisers Boat Club as
well. They both work very dili-
gently toserve their communi-
Also recognized for their volun-
teer work and service were Jay
& Jane Durching of Fanning
Springs Ice Co., and Ron Tuck-
er, President of the Tri County
Cruising for Grins Car Club.
Dennis & Sandra Sweeney were
honored for their volunteer
work at the chamber as were
Elvin & June Ladewig. George
& Renate Smith, owners of A
S Point of View Antiques were
recognized for their many con-
tributions to the communities.
Many nice door prizes were
awarded to some lucky ticket
holders and the 50/50 drawing
was won by someone that do-
nated it back to the chamber.
What a nice gesture!
President Becky Sanford gave
her closing remarks and
thanked all that has helped"
throughout the past year and
o then passed the gavel to the in-
coming President, Velma Poole.


From INTERNET, page 1

However, after taking an in-
ternal inventory of all the
local government assets, the
Authority was able to collec-
tively offer $9 million dol-
lars of in-kind match (in-
cluding land and existing.
towers.) In doing so, they ac-
tually exceeded the required
match by more than $3 mil-
lion-something none could
have done alone.

It's important to note that
this initiative takes nothing
away from commercial
providers. Rather, it will al-
low this entire region to de-
velop new and enhance ex-
isting access to high-speed
connectivity and in doing so
will give a substantial eco-
nomic development boost to
the entire region. Business
requires access to 21st cen-
tury technology

For example, businesses as,
diverse as manufacturing,
logistics and distribution,
agriculture, technology,


medical and health care re-
search, development, and
public safety all require reli-
able access. This initiative
provides this region with an
opportunity to connect to
the future.

Part of the Economic Stim-
ulus Package, this money is
dedicated to creating infra-
structure projects that serve
communities and jumpstart
economic opportunity

The communities served by
this Authority include: Bak-
er County, Bradford County,
Cedar Key, Columbia Coun-
ty, Cross City, Dixie County,
Gilchrist County, Hamilton
County, Jefferson County,
Lafayette County, Lake City,
Levy County, Live Oak,
Madison County, Monticello,
Perry, Putriam County,
Suwannee County, Taylor
County, Union County, Town
of White Springs, Wakulla
County, and Worthington


L to R: North Central Florida Regional, Planning Council officials Roy Ellis, Immediate
Past Chair, Eddie Martin, Secretary-Treasurer, Myra Valentine, Chair, Louie Davis,'
Vice-Chair and Scott Koons, Executive Director Planning Council.

North Central Florida
Regional Planning Council
Opposes the Interbasin
Transfer of Water &
Commission for Water.

The North Central Florida
Regional Planning Council,
at their meeting on Janu-
ary 28, 2010, adopted Resolu-
tion 2010-01 opposing the in-,
terbasin transfer of water
and the establishment of a
central regulatory commis-
sion for water resources .
supply development. The
S.Council. has found that the
existing state policy of "lo-
cal sources first" combined,
with the protection of mini-,

SSavannah Cobb is a new White Belt. She likes doing I
the flips. punches, and kicks. But most importantly. N
'J she makes it a point to have her toenails painted be- .
fore she comes to class. She is in Mrs. Brown's Pre.K
class at Anderson Elementary School. If your Pre-K N
a child would like to join Savannah's new White belt
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nails are not a requirement to join :)

RO. Box 1319
91 S.W. 12th Street
Cross City, FL 32628

Dwayne "Top" Hollison
Owner Operator

Office ( 9352) 19,-0064
Home (352) 498-1939

mum flows and levels for
natural resource protection
and future growth and eco-
nomic development as the
most appropriate approach
to statewide Water supply
planning and consumption.
In addition, the Council sup-
ports the fundamental prin-
ciples of Florida Water Law
which require a showing
that a proposediuse of water
is a reasonable, beneficial
Suse, will not interfere with
an existing legal use of wa-
ter and is consistent with
the 'public interest.

The Council's offices are lo-
cated in Gainesville. More
information about the Coun-
cil can be found at

Log Cabin


The Log Cabin Quilters met
Thursday, February 18th at
the Levy County Quilt Muse-
urn. B J and I went to Tampa.
on Tuesday to pick up the
quilts and crafts to we could
see how many ribbons we
had won. Lois and Jannie
won first prize on their
quilts, we also won red,
whites and yellows.
We have donated a quilt to
be given away at the Quilt
Show in December. The mon-
ey w ill go to get genealogy
materials for the Chiefland
Library .
We also have a petition to
ask everyone to sign to keep
the fabric at Wal-Mart. We
need the fabric and crafts
here so we don't have to go to
Greg and six boys were out
Wednesday and we got so
much done. A lot of cleaning
was done as well as putting
up lights.
So many people tell us the
only reason they read about
us is to see what we have for
potluck lunch on Thursdays.
This week we had fried
chicken, chicken and rice,
broccoli, peas, turnips,
salmon, baked beans, slaw
and more slaw, tossed salad,
fruit salad, ban salad, turkey
sandwiches, cheese and
turkey platter, browning, ap-
ple pie, chocolate pie,
rhubarb cake, cookies, fudge
and much more.

Winnelle Horne

Celebrations and Celebrity for
Steinhatchee Garden Club

A surprise birthday party
for President Freddie Love '
Hires (aged to perfection)
L dU i ntu dr l

turneli ino an c
bration for their
membership in
Federation of C
(FFGC) and Dis

Part of the sur
Freddie was ha
Director III, Mi

on May 6, 1980 at Roy's
Restaurant to install its new
officers. Marjorie Bragdon
was elected President with
Marjorie "Toni" Ward s
First Vice President.

ty years of Their meetings were held in
* the Florida many different places; from
Garden Clubs church fellowship halls to
strict III. the local restaurants to Tri
County electric's back room.
prise for Their November 1980 meet-
ving District ing was held in Roy's
ina Blood- Restaurant. Of the forty-
two members, fifteen attend-
ed, with three guests and
two new members signed up
that day.

worth, and her husband at-
'tend the meeting/party
Then to everyone's surprise
Mina awarded a "Precious
Metal" award to the garden

Balloons, hats and noise-,
makers made a fantastic
statement as Miss Freddie
walked into the darkened
Community Center. The
committee did an outstand-
ing job of providing a beau-
tiful cake, all kinds of deli-
cious finger sandwiches,
fresh fruit, brownies, cook- name it. Betty Ma-
son brought a tree with
hanging heart cookies.
Sandy Coleman sang "Roses
Will Bloom Again." Every-
one got teary It was quite a

The history of the Stein-
hatchee Garden Club is also
quite a "do."

Excerpt from Mina's presen-
tation; .

"On January 29, 1980 seven-
teen ladies met at Cooey's
Restaurant in Steinhatchee
to discuss the requirements
and procedures for getting
recognition as a member of
the Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs. Alma Lewis
and Laura Mock, President
and Vice President of the
Perry Garden Club attended
to help with the discussion.
Marie "Toni" Ward, who
was one of the most active
promoters of the club, was
chosen as temporary Presi-

On February 5, 1980, Mrs.
Olin Brimberry (Kate), Dis-
trict III Director of FFGC
met with the ladies, from
Steinhatchee to form their
Garden Club. The new club
was to be known as the
Steinhatchee Garden Club
with Marjorie Bragdon
named as the new Presi-
dent. Laura Mock and Har-
riet Harrington assisted
Mrs. Brimberry and Marie
"Toni" Ward in the organi-
zational meeting.

Laura Mock met with the
newly formed garden club

Over the years, several
members have been recog-
nized by FFGC for their
works as Camp Wekiva as
well as other certificates of
accomplishment. The Na-
tional council of State Gar-
den Clubs presented the
Steinhatchee Garden club
with a membership Exten-'
sion Certificate" for the
year 1986.

.'The Steinhatchee Garden
Club hosted its first District
.Meeting May 14th, 1986 with
105 in attendance. Marjorie
Bragdon was the President
at the .time and Laura Mock
was District Director. FFGC
President, Mrs. Augustus
Williams attended encourag-
ing the grop to conserve
electricity, conserve the nat-
ural coastline and keep our
roads ftee of litter. Along
with her were all the State
officers. .The meting was
held at Cooey's Restaurant.
The theme was "Listen to
the Land." Mrs. Williams
also installed the new offi-
cers of the club.

During the past thirty years
the.Steinhatchee Garden
Club has been a tremendous
asset to the community of
Steinhatchee. Many chil-
dren have been blessed by
your club, working diligent-
ly to earn funds to send.
t'them to Camo Wekiva. This
area is kept beautiful from
your works with the Florida
Coastal cleanup and DOT
Highway Beautification,
your community garden
project and your work at the
Steinhatchee Community

I could go on and on about
the accomplishments of. all
the yeas the Steinhatchee
Garden Club has been in ex-
istence; but instead, it is my
honor to present you with
the FFGC Precious Metal
Silver Certificate for 30
years of outstanding ser-
vice. .

Steinhtchee Garden Club is
truly a precious metal of
the Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs, District III
and the community of

From the first Garden Club
President, Margie Bragdon
to the last, Freddie Hires,'
Steinhatchee has been fortu-"
nate to find competent, dili-
gent, hard-working leaders.

Happy Birthday, Freddie,
and Congratulations, Stein-
hatchee Qarden Club.

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.have decided
to g a hypocrite. No
more diet recipes for a
while. If you have seen me
recently you will already
have guessed I don't make
them much. Back to my love.
Fatty, buttery, sugary or
meat laden and delicious
recipes. Though I will admit
the soup recipe I wrote
about last week is very good.
I will make it and eat it
while not on a diet just for
the taste. Then will follow
up with something that
negates the low calorie soup
consumption. Oh well, as
Popeye says, "I yam what I

-P: ,Peanut butter is a staple
around here. Mr. Man eats a
couple tablespoons every
morning for breakfast. He
slathers it on anything from
pop tarts to white bread
with a sprinkle of M&M's. If
I ate anything like that for
breakfast I'd be in a sugar
coma for a few hours but he
can go like the Energizer
Bunny until supper. I will
try just about any dessert
recipe that includes peanut
butter. There are a bunch of
peanut butter pie recipes out
there but I haven't found
any'that I enjoy more than
this next one. I first tasted
this when I was very young
and was visiting my Grand-
ma in Georgia. I remem-
bered my brother Matt rav-
ing about it and started
looking for a similar recipe
a few years ago. I don't re-
member where I found it but
I have made it ever-since.

Pea vwKt Bktter Piz

12 ounce crunchy peanut '
butter (you can use creamy)
8 ounce frozen whipped top-,
ping, thawed
1 quart vanilla ice cream,
softened ,
2 (9) inch chocolate crumb
crust, Oreo crust is fabulous

I usually heat the peanut
butter in the microwave for




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a few seconds until it is easi- crackers pulverized for a
ly stirred before trying to chocolate crust use the
mix into the rest of the in- chocolate graham crackers
gredients. Combine the 3 tablespoons sugar
peanut butter, frozen 4 tablespoons butter, melted
whipped topping and ice
cream in a large bowl. Pour Preheat the oven to 375F de-
into crusts and place in the grees. Combine the crumbs
freezer. Freeze for 1-2 hours and sugar. Melt the butter in
or overnight. You may need a small mixing bowl in the
to soften just a little while microwave oven..Add the
before you try to cut. crumbs all at once, stirring

This pie is amazing by itself
but is off the charts with th

chocolate lCe Cream

12 ounces of evaporated
milk (NOT condensed milk)
12 ounces semi-sweet choco-
late chips
% teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in a
saucepan and melt over
medium heat. Lower the
heat to medium/low and
cook for 25 minutes while
stirring frequently The
sauce will get very thick.
Cool to room temperature.
Pour over the top of the pie
before placing in the freezer
or pour it over the pie just
before serving or spoon
some over each slice. Lick
the spoon, spatula and pot.
This recipe keeps in the
fridge and can be used as an
ice cream topping. You can
also eat it by the spoonful
when you can't find any
chocolate in the house. In
my opinion it beats any pre-
made fudge topping you can

Don't despair if you don't
have a graham cracker,
crusts on hand you can easi-
ly make a.crust with just
three ingredients. Just dou-
ble the following recipes for
the two crusts needed for
the Peanut Butter Pies.

4raha&i. Cracker Crust

1 cup graham cracker
crumbs or 8 whole graham


Attention Parent of -
Home School, Virtual
School and
McKay Scholarship

Dixie District Schools
will provide FCAT testing
opportunities for your
students. Grades 3 -10
will be tested on FCAT
Reading and Mathemat-
ics, and Grades 5, 8, and
11 will be tested on FCAT
Science during the weeks
of March 9-19, 2010.

Please contact Janet
Fowler at Instructional
.Services at 352-498-6143 to
register, find out the
scheduled date, time and
location of testing.
Please do not contact the
schools; all Home School,
Virtual School and McK-
ay Scholarship testing
will be done through the
district office.

with a fork until the mixture
. is well blended and the
e crumbs are moistened.
Dump the crumbs in a 9-
inch pie pan. Spread with
the back of a spoon to form
the piecrust. Do not build
the crumbs up on the rim of
the pan. Bake 6 minutes. Re-
move from the oven and cool
completely before filling.

oreo Coolie C-rst

2 c. ground Oreo cookies
1/4 c. melted butter

Mix ground Oreo's with but-
ter, line a pie shell. One
package of Oreo's makes
about 3 cups of crumbs.

Trust me you will not loose
an ounce with any of these
recipes. That's my guaran-

I would love to hear from of
you. any tips that
have made your life easier.
Your favorite recipe. Is there
something you would have
loved to have known when
you were first starting out?
Is there something you did
that you vowed never to do
again? Drop me a line. Noth-.
ing is too small. I will love
hearing from you. We are all
in the same boat. There will
always be empty bellies and
dirty dishes. Dust on the -
table and dirt on the floor. A
little bit of humor and ad-
vice can make the trip so
much easier.

Pentecostal HOliness Church


What a wonderful weekend in
the Lord. Saturday many fami-
ly members and friends came
together to celebrate the 50th
wedding anniversary of Joy
and Scott Gantt (Nanna &
Papa) two people who have
a heart for God and a love for
people. We pray they will have
many more years together. /
Saturday night Freedom
Fest was awesome. C.J. Hodge
preached from Psalms 13:1-6
on My affliction, My prayer
and My praise, many people
come forth to be saved or to
get a fresh annointing.
Sunday Morning, Pastor
Richardson brought the mes-
sage from Luke 5: 1-6 titled
Nevertheless Peter used the
word nevertheless when Jesus
told him to go back to the


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Regardless of how many times
we preach to our kids, and no
matter how many times they
can say all the right answers,
they will very often still fall for
the tricks of child molesters
and predators.
A child must practice and re-
hearse safety over and over and
over again. That is the only
way they will respond the way
they need to in a real situation.
Here is a little story to prove my
point. A teacher friend once bet
me a,dinner at any restaurant
that her child wouldn't ever fall
for the tricks of a predator. The
child had been drilled by her
parents every single time they
went somewhere about what to
do and say if a stranger ap-
If approached in a store for ex-
ample, they need to practice
screaining, pulling things off
the shelves, running away,
. pulling fire alarms, anything to
get peoples' attention. If they
don't practice these things then
they won't think of it when the
real time comes. They don't
need to think, dunly react! Of
course the first rule is to stay
with parents at all times and
then this wouldn't be necessary.
We had been practicing this
very thing in Karate class with
the kids. One of the adults
would pretend to be a bad guy
or woman and talk to the kids,
grab them, offer them candy,
anything to lure them close. We
practiced over arid over. Of
course, in a safe setting where
the kids knew the adults it was
fun learning. But would they
really react the way we prac-
ticed in a real situation?
I had a lawv enforcement officer,
student of mine whom the kids
hadn't ever seen hang around
the DoJang before class started.
I told the parents ahead of time
so they knew what was happen-
ing. I also invited my teacher
friend to drop by with her child.
She agreed. The bet was on!
He appeared to be a nice man,
clean, and neatly dressed. The
goal was to see how many kids,
he could lure to get close
enough to him and his parked
van. He soon had several kids

place where he had
fished all night and didn't
catch anything. Luke 5:4 says,
now when he had left speak-
ing he said to SiNon
Launch out into the deep, and
let down your nets for a
draught. V5- And Simon an-
swering said unto him, Mas-
ter,we have toiled all night,
. and have taken nothing: nev-
ertheless at thy word I will let
down the net. And when they
brought their ships to land,
they forsook all, and followed
him. When you have a "Never-
theless "moment it will ;
change your life. God has a so-
lution if we will stay before
him. He will give us the an-
swers to the questions we
This week please keep
Jessica Standridge and her
family in your prayers as we
are believing God for a mira-

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around him all en-
amored by the
"nice and funny
things he said". Af-.
ter a few minutes
he walked them in-
side and told the
parents what had
happened, which
kids did not fall for
it and which ones "
did. He then had a
long talk with the
kids and explained
how dangerous
that was. Then we
practiced again
and again.
S17 out of my 21
karate kids did not
fall for his tactics.
The results were
good but if it isn't
100%, it isn't good
enough. We will
keep on trying.
When they saw
him they immedi- .
ately ran inside
and reported it.
The other 5 (one
was the teacher's
practiced because
of missing a cou-
ple of classes or
were still brand
Steak and shrimp,
the salad bar, tea,
and of course
desert, never tast-
ed so good!

A special thanks to
this week's models
Chaeli Norwood,
Red Belt, from
Steinhatchee, and .
Frank Taylor,
Black Belt from
Cross City.
If you would like'
to know how to de-
fend against a par-
ticular attack or .
would like more in-
formation about Martial Arts
please email me.
Martial Arts Credentials: Larry
Taylor is a certified Fourth De-
gree Master Instructor of Tang
Soo Do, an eight time Tang Soo
Do Champion, and is a judge at
the Police Athletic League tour-
naments in Jacksonville, Fl. His
students have won over 30 South
Eastern Championships.

Teaching Credentials: He teaches
5th Grade Science at Anderson
Elementary School, is certified in'
Educational Leadership, has a ,
MastePs Degree in Elementary
Education, and has National
Board Certification in Elemen-
tary Education. This year he was
voted "Teacher of the Year" by
his peers at Anderson Elemen-
tary School.

Health Fair at Suwannee Lumber

Doctor's Memorial Hospital and Dixie County E.M.T.'s com-
bined to put on a Health Fair for Suwannee Lumber Compa-
ny's 250 employees.

Frank B. (Bump) Faircloth C.E.O. stated "on behalf of the
employees, we wish to give a special thanks to Doctor's
Memorial, Jim Anderson, Richard Huth, and their support-
ing personnel."

Complete physical were given to employees and special ex-
ams upon request made-by individuals.

Faircloth stated the program was a success for all. The *
Health Fair gave creditability to Doctor's Memorial and their
personnel and allowed Suwannee employees to know their
health status. The Dixie E.M.T.'s gave support taking blood
pressure and offering counseling.

The public relations from this event for Doctor's Memorial
Hospital will benefit greatly because people see the quality of
care that you can receive from the Perry Hospital.

The Dixie County EMS's quality of service and overall repu-
tation is execellent.

Also, Dr. Morgan Family Dentistry was on hand to offer den-
tal advice.

Again, Suwannee Lumber Company thanks all the providers
and looks forward to making this Health Fair an annual

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SORT:* Furnished 1 and 2 bed-
room Condo's now available to
rent long term @ $55Q to $700. In-
cluded in rent; Cable, Internet,
Local calls, Hot Tub, on site laun-
dry Call:352-498-7740 or Brian:813-
3BR 2Bath House for rent 1st and
last month rent. call 498-3795 or
356-7334 5,6,7
3 BR house for rent 350.00 a
month, call 498-4186 356-1332
MH 4 Rent 2BR 2Bath 2 acres
central heat and air between Old
Town and Cross City Great
neighborhood. call 542-3377 or
For Rent 2BR house with carport
and utility rooms. Electric heat
and cooling and ceiling fans
kitchen furnished on Madison
Ave. NO ANIMALS. 400.00 plus
deposit. Call 498-3251,
' 3,4,5,6

* 2BR Home 1Bath 5 acres in Old
Town and accepts section 8, 1st
anl last month 500.00. Call 542-
2BR 1Bath for rent new carpet,
new cabinets, and paint, we ac-
ceJet section 8-- nice. Call 498-3273

FOR RENT. Like new mobile
home, centrally located on 55A
between Cross City and bld
Town. New carpet, appliances,
kitchen cabinets, freshly painted.
No pets/ No smoking.
$425.00/month plus $250 dam-
age/security deposit. 498-3273 or

buy all-adds 1 big lot. Location
in Cross City-cash or trade, will
*trade for travel trailer, truck or
etc. call 352-443-9597
Mortgage for sale call 498-0102

NO CREDITCHECK: 5 full, high
& dry acres in the hammock. Ex-
cept for trees, it's unimproved.
That's one reason it's so cheap.
rm asking $39,700 with $700
a down and $352.00 per'month.
I Norris McKinney (352) 498-3545

FOR SALE: 2 lots in Suwannee
Gardens on paved street. This
prOperty is cleared and has a dri-
ye way, well and septic. It's
priced to sell at $15,900. I'll
finance it for you for $400 down
anI' $160 per month. NO CRED-
Ncrris McKinney (352) 498-3545
house on paved street in Cross
City. It is very, very nice. Extras
include privacy fence, BIG stor-
age shed and upscale yard. If
your credit is average, I'll finance
with $1,900 down and $350.00 per
Norris McKinney. .(352) 498-3545
big (new) front porch on paved
street in Cross City. We just
S remodeled it including new cen-
tral unit and carpet. I'm asking
$36,900 and, if you have
decent credit, I'll finance it for
you with $1,400. down and $345.00
per monthh,
Norris McKinney352) 498-3545

parcel in McCrabb Crossing. It's
partially cleared, has a drive way,
septic tank and, a 4 inch well.
$500 down, $298 per month and
Norris McKinney. 352) 498-3545

I parcel on paved street in the .
* hammock. It's high and dry,
is abbut 1/2 cleared, has a drive
way, septic tank and a 4 inch
well. Payments are $310.00
per month. Norris McKin-
ney..(352) 498-3545.,
PRICE: In Cross City on paved.
street, it was recently remodeled
and just heeds a little TLC. Price
is $29,900 with $900 down
and $300 per month.
Norris McKinney .(352) 498-3545


MENT! Get rid of that iron,
odor, and hard water! WATTS
has the water treatment that will
give you clean healthy water to
cook with and to drink for the
entire family I guarantee our
systems to ,remove the iron,
odors and giye you pure clean
water. No more iron spots or
dingy clothes. Financing avail-
able with little or no money
down and low payments. We
have systems for every budget
including buying or renting
your equipment. For all of your'
water problems call your local.
WATTS dealer DAVID. B.
DOWNING (352) 356-0474 or (352)
498-2449. We service what we
sell! A member of the Florida
Quality Water..

Since 1985. Please call
Pastor Jim Hurst.
(352) 498-3023,
(352) 356-3831

\North Central Florida for 16
years. Open Tuesday-Friday 8-4.
Saturday 8-12 or call for appoint-
ment anytime. located on 512 Av-
enue (behind McCrabb Church) 7
miles North of Old Town on Hwy
349. 542-3432 or toll free 1-877-542-
3232 ufn
AVON Call Your AVON Rep-
resentative Danielle Ridge-
way 352-463-7036 OR 352-221-
6010 ,

Family reunions, sports
scrapbooking! Get it cheaper!
Call Angel at 498-3312 to
schedule an appointment. !


Tri-County Electric Coopera-
tive, Inc. has an opening for a
full-time Information Technol-
ogy (IT) Director in our Madi-
son Office. The candidate is re-
quired to have a Bachelor De-
gree in Information Systems,
Computer Sdience or related
field. Three or more years of
progressively responsible.
experience in a broad range of
information systems is pre-
The candidate must have effec-
tive analytical, problem solv-
ing and research skills along
with the ability to express .
technical information clearly
and simply The Cooperative
offers competitive salary and
Tri-County is an EOE and
DFWP. Please send resume
and completed Tri-County Em-
ployment Application Form,
which is available at any
TCEC office or online at, before March 2,
2010 to:
Stephanie Carroll
STri-County Electric Coopera-
tive, Inc. ,
P. 0. Box 208
Madison, FL 32341

Salt Creek
Suwannee, FL Now hiring
energetic experienced
server, nights & weekends.
Must have reliable
transportation. Call for
appt. 352 542-7072

Certified Water/
Wastewater Trainee
Position open for a Wa-
ter/Wastewater Utility
Trainee. Salary range
$24,000 $25,000 D.O.Q. Ap-
plications will be accepted
through March 12, 2010 @
4:00 p.m. Applicants may
contact City Manager Scott
Gantt at (352) 498-3079 or
The Tdwn of Cross City is
an Equal Opportunity Em-



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1,2, AND 3 BR, HC & non-HC ac- 4
cessible apts. Rental Assistance
may be available. 231 NE 97th St.,
Cross City, FL. Call 352-498-3175,
TDd/TTY 711. "This institution
is an equal opportunity provider

US 19 North of the light
MARCH 5th 8-2
Saturday the 6th 8-12
Breakfast, lunch, BIG sale!
Something for everyone. .
Rain or shine.

ETY in Old Town is in need of
the following: fencing, fence
posts, kennels, dog houses, dog
food, puppy food, cat food, kitten
food and cat litterDonations of
any of these items would
be greatly appreciated and are
needed for our animal rescue
work, We are also in need of vol-
unteers for our animal foster
program and our thrift
shop. For further info please call
542-1617 or come by the thrift
shop on Hwy 19 next to the west-
ern wear store. Thank you."


2002 40ft fleetwood revolution
diesel R.V 2 slides, great condi-
tion, take over payments or OBO.
Call 800-742-2651 Ext-4949 David
06 90cc Polaris 2 stroke 4 wheeler.
Runs great 600.00 or obo
08 KTM 5cc race ready dirt bike
less then 3 hours ride time
1000.00 or obo call Jeremy or
Brook 498-0873 or 578-5456

roasts, ground beef, and more.
USDA inspected. No hormones
Evergreen Polled Herefords 352-
free. %, %4 or whole, $ 1.50 per lb,
live weight plus slaughter, cut
and wrap. Evergreen Polled
Herefords 352-498-0880 or 352-542-

hutch, $250.00 542-2696.
92 Camaro green w/ t -tops needs
work but runs and drives. 500.00.
Call 542-7393
Mini Chiauahua Dachshund
mixed female and male 100.00 to
250.00 6 weeks old. Call 542-8919
Reg. Rat Terrier Puppies 1st
shots and health certs, 2 Fe-
males, 1 Male, View picture at
http.// je-
naratpack call 352-215-3,816
CJ-7 Jeep runs good 1500.00 firm
panther aluminum airboat hull
with rigging 2500.00 call 352-215-

Western Jean Coat never WORN
It fits Lg and x Lg 50.00 or OBO
ER. Soft Radiance King Mattress
and Box Spring set. Excellent
Condition, practically new, just
paid $1,000 for it. Sacrifice at
$600. Call 498-5983.
. 8,9,10

Vegetable plants are here.....Cabbage,
9 paks $3.25.
Onion bunches and Herbs $3.25.
Fruit Trees 3 gal. $15.00
Knock-Out Roses....Red, Yellow, Pink
3 gal. $12.00.
/Monn-Sat 9-5
Hwy 19 N Cross City

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County Commissioners is
receiving applications for:

Part-time position with the
Soil and Water Conservation-
For job qualifications, clos-
ing dates and application
contact Levy County Human
Resource Office, Post Office
Box 310, Bronson, Florida
Phone: 352.486.5219 Fax:
352.486.5167 E-mail: mart-

EEO/AA/VP/DF Employer

498-9446 or 542-1389

Job Opening:
Compensation: Starting
Salary $40,000 $44,000 plus
Job Description: Three
Rivers Regional Library Sys-
tem (TRRLS), located on
Florida's Nature Coast, seeks
- a Director to plan, organize,
direct, and coordinate activi-
ties bf a rural three county
public library cooperative.
Prepare and maintain li-
brary budget, submit Annual
and Long Range plans to TR-
RLS Library Board, adminis-.
ter online catalog and li-
brary webpage, supervise
staff of three, coordinate
State Aid to Libraries grant
for all members, and evalu-
ate grant opportunities to es-
tablish, sustain, or enhance
library services. Technology
skills essential. EOE/DFWP
Education / Qualifications:
This position requires an
ALA accredited MLS or
MLIS degree, and at least 2
years of full-time, paid pro-
fessional experience post de-
Location: Three Rivers Region-
al Library System 262 West
Main St. Mayo, FL 32066
Contact: Stephen J. Hurd


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2010 to:

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Three Rivers Regional Li-
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The Dixie County Advocate Thursday February 25, 2010

Stuff to Do

Free 62iWLt

Quilters of Alachua County
(QACDG) presents
"Documentation by reconstruct-
ing museum quilts"
at its March meeting
Gainesville, FL Gloria Corn-
stock will take members and
guests of Quilters of
Alachua County Day Guild
(QACDG) on a journey of discov-
ery Thursday, March 4, with her
program, "Documentation by re-
constructing museum quilts."
Refreshments will be served at
9:30 a.m., and the meeting begins
. at 10 a.m. Guests are welcome.

Call-in # for Barrel Racing
Tuesday, February 23rd 7-10 p.m.
Karen Wright 352-542-7747
Adult (13 & up) $10.00.
Children (6-12) $6.00
5 and under Free

Land's Palm Tree Services

Green South Equipment

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Antique quilts often are stored
in closed museum rooms be-
cause they are too fragile to
display. As a result, few people
are able to view these works of
art. Mrs. Comstock, a master of
arts candidate in quilt studies at
Sthe University of Nebraska at-
Lincoln, researched the work of
Hortense Beck of Topeka,
Kansas, as part of her course
work. Ms. Beck, herself a stu-
dent of museum quilts, sought
to reproduce the fragile works of
art in fabrics available to her in
the 1970s and 1980s. Mrs. Com-
stock will compare the museum
quilts and Hortense Beck's
reproductions, through side by
side slides. She'll also discuss

ways in which today's quilter
can use this process to bring
family heirlooms to life.
QACDG, a not-for-profit organi-
zation with more than 100 mem-
bers, meets the first
Thursday at Westminster Pres-
byterian Church, 1521 N. W 34
Street in Gainesville. Each
month a program is presented
that will enhance the quilting
experience for quilters of every
skill level and quilting specialty
For more information on the
guild, go to or
contact vice president / member-
ship Genie White, (352) 375-2427.

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Gate Opens 6:00 p.i.
Bulls & Barrels 8:00 p.m.
Location: Dixie Horseman's Arena (Located on
Airport Road, behind the Dixie County Health

Mickey Johnson Logging ,
Bobby Ray's Tractor Services
Stephenson's Septic Tank & 349 Express
Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Inc.
Smith Law Firm, LLC
Dixie Co. Commissioners/Attomey/Clerk of Court
Dixie Co. School Board/Superintendent/Attorney
Sanchez Farms
Flying Hawk & River Bend Western Wear
M'. Michael Osteen, P.A.
Capital City Bank
SSmith Asset Management Company, LL.C
Bar W Ranch
Kellie Deen's Clothing & More
Knothole jimber .

2010 FFA Prncess

Fowler and Barber

First District Community
Center on Highway 349.
March 6th from 9 am til ?
All meats furnished, please
bring a covered dish and

For more information call

The Ladies of Joppa Lodge
No. 4 have been very busy
the past few years raising
money for the Community.
Their Newest Project is to
again raise money for the
"Community Youth and
Scholarship Fund" by hold-
ing a Bake Sale.TheLadies'
will be in front of Gail's
Cafe in Old Town on Satur-
day, February 27, 2010 from
7:30 AM- ?.

Come and check out all the
delicious Baked Goods.
Everyone knows the Ladies
of Joppa always have the
most delicious goodies.
This past year, Joppa Lodge
presented 2 Scholarships to
two worthy Dixie County
High School seniors and
sponsored a Championship
Little League team. Again,
all monies raised from bake
sale will go to the "Commu-
nity Youth and Scholarship
Fund". Please come out and
join us and help us support
our Youth.


SHARE will distribute pre-paid orders on Saturday,
Feb.27,2010. Distribution will be at First United Methodist'
Church in Chieflland,FL between the hours of 9:00 til
If you are interested in this money-saving food buying ser-
vice that builds community through volunteerism,come to
the Distribution Site for more. information this Saturday, or
call 463-8804 for details.


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March 4th 7th, 2010
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IRe ,r .-s,. n Fr Exhibition Bldg GainesviUe, FL
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Children of tobacco users are twice as likely to use it themselves. Quit today, for his sake as well as your own.
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Obituaries and Faith

Christine Henry Potter

Christine Henry Potter born on Oct. 14,
1935 in Alabama, Christine passed
away Feb. 19, 2010 at the Haven Hos-
pic Center in Chiefland, FL.

After a lengthy Illness, Christ ine
resided most of her life in Polk '
City, FL. Until 1996 when she
moved to Trenton, FL and be-
came a member of the Communi-
ty Church of Fanning Springs. .
and spent her time with sons, .
Paul and Quentin Potter and -'
daughter Wonda Bailey of Wash- 4.
ington State and a son David Potter \ 11 ,
of Polk City, FL. She is preceded in
Death by her Husband Robert Potter;
brother Frankie and Amos Henry; son Eugene Potter;
and grand daughter Christy. Grimes, survived by 8 sib-'
ling including Jimmy Young, and 4 grandchildren as
follows Larry and Angela Grimes of Cross City, FL.
Adam and Tina Grithes of Trenton FL. Johnathon and
Jessica Bailey of Washington State, Greatgrand kids as
follows. Destiny Taven, Chaselee Grimes of Cross City,'.
_ FL, Tara, Justin Brooke Grimes of Trenton FL.
Arrangements have been placed under the Fanning
Spring Community Church Services will be held Satur-
day the 27th Day of February at 2:00 P.M with Rev.
David Jones presiding.

Lawrence M. Curry

Lawrence M. Curry, 73, died Feb. 17, 2010 at his home.
Born in Otter Creek he has spent his life there. He
worked in logging all his life and was of the Methodist
faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and. working but was
most proud of his family

He is survived by his wife of 50 years,
Annie Mae Curry of Otter Creek,
daughter Susie (Mike) Smetana of Ot-
ter Creek, Mary. Watkins of Otter
Creek, Gail (David) Lamb of
Ch iefland, sister, Martha Hall of '
Jacksanv ille, 8 grandchildren and 5
great grandchildren.

e is preceded in death by 2'grandaaugh-
ters, Nicole & Sylvia, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2:00 PM at
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Servides in Chiefland. Burial will
be at Ellzey Cemetery following the service. Visitation
will be Saturday, Feb. 20 from 5:00 7:09. PM at the funeral
home. .
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funer-
al Services, 1301 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, FL 32626, 352-
493-0050. On line condolences may be sent through our
website at www.hiers-baxleycom.

First Baptist Church of

We are proud to announce
our 2010 Valentines King and
Queen: Herman ( Woodduck)
and Edwina Wood! They were
crowned that night and, were
presented to the church at the
A.M. service last Sunday! This
was our 5th Valentines Ban-
quet. The past honored King
and Queens were Richard and
Gwen Carmichael, Fred and
Mary Kate Mitchell, Lawrence
and Sandy Coleman and last
year Grady and Freddie Hires!
We thank all those serving, dec-
orating, participating in "The
Newly Wed and Oldie Wed
Game, and helping with the
clean-up! Sherry Wood was
wonderful to take care of oiur
children so the adults could
have a night out! Special
thanks go to Marcia Bratcher
and Edwina
Wood for our de-o-li-ci-ous beef
tips, rice, green lima beans,
cabbage, home ,made biscuits,
and sinful but yummy desserts!.
And a great, big thank you for
our special folks making our
cakes and pie too! All the food'
was great! JUST A THOUGHT: ,
No service for CHRIST goes un-
noticed by HIM!
* Friends, family and readers of
Steinhatchee, Cross City, Perry
arid any where there are com-
puters, come visit us on our
new web site at: fbcsteinhatch-! See pictures, up coming
events, some of the activities
we are doing here at First Bap-
tist of Steinhatchee and other
facts about us!
* The pray needs are so grdat
for our community and in the
entire world. We lift up Tim
.Brown, Woody cox, Mary Kate
Mitchell, Dale Perry- surgery
again, Marcia'Craig, Karen
Callahan's request in Indone-
sia, Patsy Blindstrup, Sam and
Sylvia Gaston, all our bereaved
'friends, Kenny Morrow, Car-
olyn Mitchell and those called
out by name each week'on our
Wednesday night prayer list!
The church wide visitation will
be on Tuesday nights at 6:00
RM. Please meet at Pastor
Holden's house!
* Our folks bringing us our
special music last week were:
Sarah Holden and her sons
Chris and Leon singing, "I Am

-So Glad". Harry Gatlin sang,
"Preacher Man". And Leon
. Holden singing a song at the
end of this dad's Bible message:
"Hell Is Real". Pastor-Holden -,
preached a strong dynamic ser-
mon called: "Playing With Hell".
, It was.a moving illustratiotl of
what hell is really like.
We encourage each of youto
come visit with us for some
friendly smiles, warm hand
shakes and some GOD filled


Mary Ann Hurne

Mary Ann Hurne, 59 passed away on February 17, 2010
surrounded by her loving family in Chiefland, FL. She
was born on July 23, 1950 in Hornell, New York. She was
married to James Hurne of Old Town, FL on June 23,
1968. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed spending
time in Cedar Key, FL and loved her family and loved

She was predeceased by her fa- ,
their, Joseph Robert Stewart: .
her mother Kathleen Cod-
dington Stewart, her brother
Porter Stewart, and her son
Terry Lee Hurne, one -
grandson Kyle Field.

.Survivors include two .
daughters Teresa (Doug) ,i
Miller of Hope Mills, North
Carolina, Karen (BR) Hurne
of Old Town, FL, Four Sons,
James Hurne of Chiefland. FL,
Tim (Cheryl) Hurne of Live Oak,
FL, Thomas Hurne of Bell, FL, Dan
(Cheryl) Hurne of Purcellville, Virginia, Robert Gilles Pie
of Rochester, New York, two brothers William (Piana)
Stewart of Thonotosafsa, FL, Ernie Stewart of South
Dansville, New York, 18 Grandchildren and 10 Greatgrand

At the request of Mary Ann and family their will be no
calling hours a private ceremony will be held at the fami-
lies convenience. In Lieu of flowers a donation would
greatly be appreciated to: Haven Hospice 311 NE 9th
Street, Chiefland, FL 32626. .



Robert Wesley Cummings

ROBERT WESLEY CUMMINGS, age 74, passed away
Sunday,.February 21, 2010 at Shands of UF in
Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Cummings was born in Gal-
latin, TN. He served in the United States Army during,
the Korean Conflict and attended the Church of Christ.
.He was a painter by trade, working for himself and con-
tractors in the Tampa, Flofida area. He moved to Old
Town, from, Tampa, in October of 2004. He was an avid
boater and ATV enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Barbara Cum-
mings of Old Town; sons, Robert Joseph Cummings of
Ontario, Canada and Charles Stanley Cummings of
Land 0' Lakes, FL; daughter, Pamela Jo Dixon of Land
0' Lakes, FL; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren;
sister, Dorothy Perry of Bella Vista, AK; and his loving,
loyal, canine companion, Sassy : :

A visitation will be held atfthe Rick Gooding Funeral
Home on Wednesday evening, February 24, 2010 be-
tween the hours of 5 and 7 PM. A memorial service will
be held Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 2:00PM at the
Rick Gooding Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements
have been placed under the care of the Rick Gooding
Funeral Home, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.


Holy Cross Catholic
: Mission
Wednesday March 17th, 2010
Dinner will be served from 11 AM
until 5:00 pm
PRICE IS $7.00


S- RoFmanis 15:11'(NIV) ,'
11 And again,
"Praise the Lord, all you Gen-
tiles, and sing praises to him, all
you peoples."

Christine K. Anderson


Jack (John) L. Kreinbihl of, Bell, FL, passed away peacefully on
February 16, 2010 at Haven Hospice in Chiefland, FL. Jack was
born to Mabel and Cephas Kreinbihl on January 22, 1928. He
served with the occupation forces in Japan. Jack Was graduated ,
from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH with a BS in Agri-
culture. He received his Masters of Education & Administration
Leadership from Bowling Green University in Bowling Green,
OH. Jack was an elementary principal in Hartland, OH, North
Olmstead, OH, Anchorage, AK, and in Parma, OH. He also taught
school on Guam and in Palm Bay, FL. Jack enjoyed traveling, as-
tronomy and physical science, woodworking, gardening, boating,
and his dogs.

Jack was a member of the Branford Presbyterian Church, a lov-
ing and devoted husband, caring father and grandfather. He is ." .
survived by his wife of 51 years, Joanne Bishop Kreinbihl; three '
children, George Cephas Kreinbihl & wife Roberta, Dawn Marie
Conti & husband Kevin, and John Theron Kreinbihl & wife Patri- '
cia; seven grandchildren, Robert John Kreinbihl, Emily Anne -'
Conti, Matthew Porter Kreinbihl, Kate Elizabeth Conti, Joanne .
Maria Kreinbihl, Helen Roxanne Kreinbihl and Isabella Miranda,'
KreinbihI. .
A service will be held oh Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at the,
Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 S.W. 75th Terrace,
Gainesville, FL under the direction of his daughter, the Rev.
Dawn M. Conti and assisted by the Rev. Glen Busby.In lieu of F "
flowers, the family requests donations to any of the following:
The Branford Presbyterian Church, Kanapaha Presbyterian
Church, San Juan Mission Catholic Church of Branford, the
Aachua County Humane Society, or Haven Hospice of Chiefland..


New Prospect Baptist Church
US 19 Between Cross City & Old Town
Jesus is The Answer For Your Life
Sunday School 10A- Morning Worship 11A
Children's Church 11A- Evening Worship 7P
Wednesday Evening 7P
Pastor Billy Robson
(352) 498-3711

Calvary Temple Assembly of God
- Suwannee Lumber Road Cross City
'Join Us ForA Vit. Stay ForA Lifetime.'.
Sunday Worshlp 10:30A
Wednesday Evening Service 7P
KId Church-Ages 3- &6-12
Pastor Jim Hurst
(352) 498-3023

First Baptist Church of Old Town Old Town United Methodist Church The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
*Welcome To God's House Wopt You Come OnIn" US 19 -Oid Town
Sunday School-~ 10AI Morning Worship -11A Food Pantry Open 8am -11Iam, Mon -Thurs.
Evening Worship 6P 'Come Let Us Worship & Adore Him' 4 aIles nort of Wal-mar on IWY 19i
Wednesday Bible Study 7P Sunday Worship 9:30A
Knock & the door will open, seek & you will find, ask& you wll be Church School 11A 352-4934597
given life eternally. Wednesday Choir Practice 7P Bihie Cass .1c5 am
Pastor Royce Hanshew Pastor Rev. Carl Rainear
(352) 542-7050 (352) 542-7954 Worship Service 10:30 am

First Baptist Church of Steinhatchee s Old Town Church of God Cross City Church of Christ ,I\
Riverside Drive*- Stelinhatchee Welcomes You To Come & Worship With Us 5237 52 NE 147th St (McArthur SL)
"Lighthouse On The Gulf Sunday School 10:00A Sunday Bible Study 10:00 A
Sunday School. 10A- Morning Worship 11A Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A Moming Worship- 11:00 A
Evening Worship 6P Sunday Evening Worship 6:00P Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 P
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7P, Awana 6:30 Wednesday Evening Worship 7:OOP
Pastor Leon Holden Pastor Troy Hare
(352) 498-2108 (352) 542-8222

F h Scrub Creek Baptist Church Cross City Church of God
Located 6 Miles East on CR 351 Kenneth Street Cross City
'A Friendly Church With A Welcome Spirit" "Proclaiming The Full Gospel For All People'
SW o Children's Church 10:30A- Morning Worship 10:30A,
Bible Study -,9:45A. Worship Service- 11A Evening Worship 6:30P
Church Training-at6P *Evening Worship -7P Wednesday Family Training Hour Adult & Teen Ministry,
p i \Wednesday Prayer Meqting 7P Boy's Brigade & Gir's Club 7:OOP
Pastor Archie Knowles Rev. Ed & Sylvia Ivey, Pastor
(352) 498-5535 : (352) 498-3280

First United Methodist Church Seventh-Day Adventist Church 4 Cross City Pentecostal Holiness Church"I
22 NE 138th St Cross City Cross City Behind Subway-Cross City
'Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors'" In the Heart of Dixie Co. with Dixie Co, at heart
The People ofThe United Methodist Church Welcomes You Where Jesus s Lordn the Heat of Dixie Co. with D Co at heart
SSabbath School- 9:30A' Moming Worship- 11A Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday School 9:45A. Morning Worship 11A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30P Sunday Evening 6:00 PM
Wednesday -Adult Choir 7:30P Wed Family Night 7:00 pm
Pastor Rev. Glenda Brayman Pastor Bill Schnorbus Pastor Randy & Alicia Richardson
(352) 498-3420 H (352) 498-3258 C (352) 498-5674 352-498-0736
.Faith Baptist Church
Grow your congregation! CR55A(BetweenCrossCity & Old Town
'The Church With An Open Door'
Sunday School 9:45A -Morning Worship 11A
Your church can be here EveningWorship.- 7P
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesday 7P
for $6.25 per week! Rev. Jackie Pettrey, Pastor
(352) 542-7103
Lydia Baptist Church Show proper respect tO First Assembly of God
2 Miles West of Cross City on US 19 Hwy 351 &Camp Two Rd. Cross City
'A Church You Can Call Home" everyone: Love the brother-
Sunday-Morning Prayer 9:15A. Sunday School 9:45A Sunday School 10A *Morning Worship 11A
MomingWorship1IA'EveningWorship7P hood of believers, fear God,
Wednesday-Prayer Meeting 7P honor th Sin Sunday Evening 7P'WednesdayEvening 7:30P
Bible Study, Mission Friends, Rgj, GA's onor the king.
Pastor- Wayne Allen 1 Peter 2:17 (352)Rev. Marvin & anice Parsley
(352) 498-5617 (352) 498-3366
ict~rablD a;ist church Holy Cross Catholic Mission [Ro 13S8] Let no debt remain
7391 NE 349 Hwy-Comer of 349N/351A Hwy 19 South of Cross City
Bruce Sullivan, Pastor, Mass- Sundays. -11:30 am outstanding, except the
Old Town: 542-2207 Confessions-Sundays 10:45-11:15am continuing debt to .lovq one
CCD Every Wednesday 6:00 7:15 pm
Sunday School :45 AM; Church g 11:00 pm At St. John the Evangelist In Chiefland another, for he who loves his
Evening Service 6:00 pn Grades Pre-K thrui High Schoolfellwman has fulfilled the law.
Wednesday night bible Study 8:30 pm Rosry Every Tesday 3:00 pmfellowman has fulfilled the law.
Van Ministry Bro. Foy Ceal 356-2294 (352) 493-9723

Hebrews 5:9,11:6
Romans 1:16
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Romans 10:9-10.
Matthew 28:18-19
Romans 6:3-7
Acts 2:36-41
Mark 16:15-16
Colossians 2:11-13, 1:13-14
Galations 1;6-9
Hebrews 4:12
2 Corinthians 5:10


God's Steps to Salvation Saved in Christ
I Hear Romans 10:17 (Galaiian.v 3:27)
2 Believe John 8:24
3 Repent Luke 13:3.5
4 confess Mat 10;:32,33
5 Be Baptized -'Acts 2:38
Confess Faith in
\ Repent or Sins
N"_[ _. Gross City Church of Christ
S Y Believe the Gospel LOVESVISITORSI
N e You are invited to worship with us
1 "_ Sunday 10 AM Bible Study
I 11 am Worship
SHear the Gospel Wednesday 7pm Midweek Bible
Lost Without God (Ephesians 2:12)

Please study the plan of


John 14:6
Acts 4:12

Matthew 10:32-33

John 3:1-5
Acts 8:30-39
1 Peter 3:21

2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
John 12:48
Romans 16:16

Christine K. Anderson, 66, passed away February,16, 2010, from
an extended illness. She was born in Green Cove Springs, Flori-
da and spent the last 50 years in Old Town, Florida. Christine
was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She
loved to fish and visit with people and has always been thought
of as a very generous person. Her passion was gardening, espe-
cially flowers. She loved to cook and always had a pot on the
stove or something sweet on the counter. Christine was of the
Baptist faith and attended Baptist services when her health per-

She will be deeply missed by her children:
Joe "Joey" (Sonya) Anderson, III, Dou-
glas (Lisa) Anderson and Cynthia An-
derson (Timbo) Childers. She also
leaves three sisters: Mickey (Clarence)
Amos, Juanita Wilson and Shirley
Raines, and two brothers: Ronald (Sue) --
Knowles and Don Knowles, as well as-
eight grandchildren, one great grand-
Schild, and many nieces, nephews, and '
friends. She is preceded in death by her
parents, Marion and Ethel Knowles of
*Green Cove Springs and a sister, June Sterlin
A viewing will be held Thursday evening, February 18, 2010, be-,, -,
tween the hours of 5 and 7 PM, at the Rick Gooding Funeral
Home; Cross City Florida. Funeral services will be held Friday,
February 19,2010 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of
Cross City with Rev. Mike Brown and Rev. Carlos Perez officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at Old Town Cemetery

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Arthritis
Foundation, Northeast Region, whose address is, 314 Palmetto .
Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, telephone number (800) 672- -
0882, to support further research and other families who are suf- *
fering with thisdebilitating illness. Arrangements have been
placed under the care of the Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross
City, Florida, 352-498-5400, .



We love you and ask that
you pass this on.

God Will Bless You





:' Al

Thursday February 25, 2010

www. dcadvocate. net

Legals, etc.



CASE NO 15-2009-CA-000060



to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated February 2nd, 2010 and en-
tered in Case NO 15-2009-CA-000060
of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judi-
cial Circuit in and for DIXIE County,
Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
PA is the Plaintiff and JILL HIGDON
SA/K/A JILL H. MAHLE; are the defen-
4dants, I will sell to the highest and best
'bidder for cash at NORTHWEST SIDE
"COURTHOUSE AT 1.1:00 AM on the
2nd day of March, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment: .


NEE, FLORIDA 32692 .
Any person claiming an interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Us Pendens must file a claim within six-
ty (60) days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on February 8th, 2010.

DANA D. JOFHNSON, Clerk of the Cir-
'cuit Court, by: Karen Leverett, Deputy

Florida Default Law Group, PO BOX
25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018
If youa re a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact: Ms. Yanel Gonzalez, PO BOX
1569, Lake City, FL 32056-1569, Phone
386-754-1569, Fax 386-758-2162


CASE NO 15-2009-CA-000172



WASKOM whose residence is unknown
if he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claim-
ing an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed in tHE mortgage being fore-
closed herein.

action to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property:


has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written.
defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
'STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Island
Road #400, Plantation FL 33324-3920
on or before March 22, 2010 (no later
than 30 days from the date of the first
Publication of this notice of action and
fil e original with the clerk of this
court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.

.WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
"this Court at DIXIE County, Florida, this
S.11th day of February, 2010.

Dana D. Johnson,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRA-
STION at the DIXIE County Courthouse
at 352-498-1200, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.


If we had no

Winter, the spring

would not be so

pleasant; if we

did not

sometimes taste

of adversity,

prosperity would

not be so


This is a public notice to inform
Johnnie Fletcher that rent on his
or her unit is more than 15 days
delinquent. There will be an auc-
tioon this unit on February 27,
2010 at 9:00 am at the Dixie Old
Town Storage Facility.


WZCC Legal

On February 4, 2010, an application
was tendered for filing with the Fed-
eral Communications Commission
in Washington, D.C. for consent to
assign the license of radio station
WZCC from WRGO Radio, LLC to
Suncoast Radio, Inc.

WZCC operates on a frequency of
1240 kilohertz with an authorized
power of ope kilowatt. The station is
located In Cross City, Florida. Thdse
having more than 10% interest in
Suncoast Radio, Inc. is: John Elliot
of Palm Harbor, Florida.

Copies of the application are avail-
able for public Inspection at the
'business office located at 1929
North West Highway 19 in Crystal
River, Florida during normal busi-
ness hours.



The North Florida Broadband Authority
("NFBA") announces two public meet-
ings to which all Interested persons are
invited. The NFBA is a legal entity and
public body created pursuant to the pro-
visions of provisions of Section 163.01,
Florida Statutes, and an Intertocal
Agreement among: Baker, Bradford,
Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton,
Jefferson,.Lafayette, Levy, Madison,
Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and
Wakulla Counties and municipalities of
Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live,
Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs
and Worthington Springs, Florida. The
Public Meetings will be held on March
17, 2010 at 2:00 pm ET and April 21,
2010 at 2:00 pm ET at the Suwannee'
River Water Management District Office,
9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Florid-
da 32060. The NFBA Board will ad- '
dress general operating issues of the
NFBA. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the NFBA with
respect to any matter considered at the.
meeting, such person will need a record
of the proceedings and may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record is made, in-
cluding the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special
accommodations or an interpreter to
participate in this proceeding, or If you
have any questions regarding this meet-
ing, please contact the Clerk to the
NFBA Board at (877) 552-3482, at least
two business days prior to the date of
the meeting.

8 .

CASE NO 15-2009-CA-000165



ANGELA R. TUBBS whose residence.
is unknown if he/she/they be living; and
if he/she/they be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
, creditors, trustees, and all parties claim-
ing an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, titie or interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage being fore-
closed herein.
action to foreclose a mortgage on the .
following property:

GA6010901719A AND B.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN,.ESQ. Plaintiff's attomey,
whose address is 900 South Pine Island
Road #400, Plantation FL 33324-3920
on or before March 26, 2010 (no later
than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action and
file the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on Plaintiff's
attomey or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court at DIXIE County, Florida, this
17th day of February, 2010.
Dana D. Johnson,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Karen Leverett, Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRA-
TION at the DIXIE County Courthouse
at 352-498-1200, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.


-Anne Bradstreet


Jaffry Lee Crawl
PO Box 638
Cross City, FL 32628

The holder of the following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be.
issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of
the property and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows

Certificate No: 602
1, 2003


Description of Property:


Heirs of George Russell Cambridge, PO
Box 638, Cross City, FL 32628

WARNING: Said property being in the
County of Dixie, State of Florida. Unless
such certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the high-
est bidder at the Dixie County Court- .
house on March 2, 2010 at 11:00 A.M.

January 30, 2010

Dana D. Johnson, Clerk'of Court
Dixie County, Florida 32628

Candace L. Corbin, Deputy Clerk


Description of Property:
Parcel No. 23-09-13-4827-0009-0030

676 & ORB 157 P 795(DC) (WIDOW IN.

Subject to the restrictions of record;

Give Mood, save lives at Dixie
County Rotary Community drive

What difference can a single do-
nation make? One figure fre-
quently cited is that one pint of
blood can save up to three lives,
since it can provide three lifesav-
ing products: red blood cells,,
plasma and platelets. But that
only scratches the surface of the
impact. Those three people may
have children, brothers, sisters.
or parents. There may be friends,
classmates or coworkers, who
will all be affected because a life,
was saved because one person
made the decision to donate
blood. A one-hour investment of
.time can have a far-reaching in-
fluence. Be a life saver and a life
changer, donate blood today.

LifeSouth, the Dixie County Ro-
tary and the community of Dixie
County invite you to be a part of
saving lives when they team up
to host a blood drive on Wednes--
day, March 3. Look for the blood-
mobile in the Foodland parking
lot between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m.

State Emergency


Commission Award

Given to Dixie County



In Florida, Local Emer-
gency Planning Committees
have, a responsibility to help
increase chemical safety in
our communities. The
North Central Florida Local
Emergency Planning Com-
mittee serves eleven coun-
ties and is staffed by the
North Central Florida Re-
gionhl Planning Council.
Committee members are,
From a wide variety of occu-
pational backgrounds.

This year, the State Emer-
gency Response Commis-'
sion has given Scott Garner
an Award in recognition, of
his assistance in helping in-
crease chemical safety in
our communities. Local
Emergency Planning Com-

mittee Chairman Ron Mills
said, "This award is in
recognition of the contribu-"'
tions that Scott has made in
hazardous materials plan-
ning, training and response.
He is being presented this
Award during this year's
Hazardous Materials Aware-
ness Week."

February 14-20, 2010, has
been declared as Hazardous
Materials Awareness Week
by Florida Governor Charlie
Crist. One goal this year is
to increase public and re-
sponder safety by ensuring
that fire departments have
the most up to date informa-
tion on hazardous chemicals
being stored by businesses
and government agencies.

Scott Garner said, "The par-
ticipation of Dixie County
Emergency Management as
a member of the regional
hazardous materials re-
sponse team has greatly in,.
creased our ability to quick-
ly respond to a hazardous
materials emergency"



Air Force Airman Jessica J. Singleton graduated from ba-
sic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Anto-
nio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program
that included training in military discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn
four credits toward an associate in applied science degree
through the Community College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Robin Jocelyn of S.W. 77th Place,
Cedar Key, Fla., and Jeff. Singleton of N.E. 592nd St., Old
Town, Fla.

Singleton is a 2008 graduate of Dixie County High School,
Cross City, Fla.

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Page ll

Minutes of Regular
Meeting of
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
6:00 p.m.

The Dixie County School Board met in
regular session at 6:00 p.m. on Tues-
day, January 5, 2010 in the School
Board Meeting Facility, Old Town, Flori-

Present: Superintendent Mark A.
Rains, School Board Members David
Keen, Glenn Osteen, Cheryl Pridgeon,,
and Dwayne Rollison, and School
Board Attomey Leenette McMillan.

School Board Vice-Chairman Rollison
called the meeting to orderand Invoca-
tion was given by Garry Durham, fol-'
lowed by Pledge of Allegiance to the
Motion by Glenn Osteen, second by
David Keen, the School Board unani-
mously approved the Agenda.

Motion by David Keen, second by.
Cheryl Pridgeon and'unanimously car-.
' ried by the School Board to enter Into
Executive Session.

Executive Session was called to order.


Motion by Glenn Osteen, second by
Cheryl Pridgeon, and unanimously car-
ried by the School Board to return to
regular session.

Superintendent Mark A. Rains present-
ed the 2009, Florida School Recognition
Program Awards to Anderson Elemen-
tary School, Old Town Elementary
School, and Ruth Rains Middle School.

Information .
Ken Baumer, Assistant Superintendent
for Instruction presented a Truancy Re-

Charlotte Lord, Director.of Safety, Facili-
ties, and Special Projects presented up-
dates on mowing contract bid process,
student drug testing policy, and special
facilities land acquisition committee. Ar-'
chitect Paul Stressing discussed the,
AES roofing project.

RRMS: School calendar, basketball pro-
gram, telephone system, and FCAT

OTES: Arbor Day program and FCAT

AES: School calendar, FCAT prepara- '
tion, and Arbor Day program

DCHS: ECAT preparation, Student
lHandbook update, and Saturday School

Finance: Monthly Financial Report,
Skyward update, and cell phone
stipends '

Superintendent Rains discussed FCAT
preparation, classroom walk through,
and the Education Business Partnership'

Superintendent Rains recommended
approval of the "Memorandum of Un-
derstanding" concerning the federal
Race to the Top project.

A motion to accept the Superintendent's
recommendation was made by Glenn
Osteen, second by David Keen and
unanimously approved.

Superintendent Rains recommended
approval of utilization of current reroof-
ing state contract through piggy backing
process being used by North Florida
School Districts (Nassau and Duval), for
the reroofing of Anderson Elementary
School, and to waive the current policy
on bidding. This proposal is to reroof
the main building #1 and building #6
(currently being used for Kindergarten).

A motion to accept the Superintendent's.
recommendation was made by Cheryl
Pridgeon, second by Davlo Keen and
unanimously approved.
Superintendent Rains recommended
approval of Consent Agenda. A motion
was made by Cheryl Pridgeon and sec-
ond by Glenn Osteen to approve the
ConsentAgenda, followed with unani-
mous approval by the School Board.

Approval of minutes of the December 8,
2009 Regular School Board Meeting.

Approval for the following employee's
hire date to be' amended from Decem-
ber 7, 2009 to November 30, 2009:,
Barbara Weaver, AES Title I Remedial
Teacher, Project #9100410

Approval of family medical leave of ab-
sence for Maureen Cravey, beginning
November 16, 2009 and ending on Jan-
uary 3, 2010.

' Approval of Family and Medical Leave
for Maureeh Cravey, November 16,
2009 through January 3, 2010. This,
FMLA designation runs concurrent with
approved medical leave.

" Approval of medicalleave of absence
for bominga Trask, beginning Decem-
ber 22, 2009 and ending January 29,-

Approval of Family and Medical Leave
for Dominga Trask, December 22, 2009
through January 29, 2016. This FMLA
designation runs concurrent with ap-
proved medical leave.

Appointment of Elda Futch as a part-
time custodial substitute for Dominga
Trask for three (3) hours per day (2:30-
5:30), effective January 5, 2010 through
January 29, 2010.

Appointment of the following instruction-
al personnel for School Improvement
.Grant tutors,'to be paid $20.00 per hour
for one and one-half (1 2) hours in-
struction two (2) days per week (48 total
days), with, equal planning time, funded
Sby School improvement Grant.
.Jennifer Frost
Megan Cannon
Deanne Whittington

Approval of revisions to the DCEA/Dixie
District Schools Contract, effective only .
after ratification by the Dixie County Ed-
ucation Association.

Singleton graduates Air

Force Basict

Approval of revisions to the Dixie Dis-
trict Schools' Student Progress Plan
(Criteria for a Special Diploma).

Approval of revisions to the Dixie Coun-
ty High School 2009-2010'Student

Approval of the following out of county
resident to attend Dixie-District Schools
for the remainder of thq 2009-2010
school year:
Ruth Rains Middle School
XXXXXXXXX, 7th Grade (Taylor Coun-
ty), pending release from Taylor County
School Board

Acceptance of the Dixie Education
Foundation, Inc. 2009-2010 Officers
and Board Members.
Acceptance of the Dixie Education
Foundation, Inc. Project Expenses Re-
Approval of the following substitutes as
designated for the 2009-2010 school

Sonja Willis
Kristy Hackle
Knute Nathe

Approval of the following school volun-
teers for the 2009-2010 school year.
They have completed the Volunteer Ap-
plication, have been checked against
the FDLE Sexual Offender/Predator'
Registry by our staff, and have been
verified by the Dixie County Sheriff's Of-
fice as having no record.
GlennD. Bennett
Jennifer Bowles
Cynthia Bumett
Debra A. Craft
Crystal R. Dorbert
Dawn M. Hamilton
Willamena M. Hurst
Donna K. Jones
Frances Kay Keen
James W. Keen
Tammy L. Mash
Cynthia E. Polk
Christa Roberts
Robert W. Salas
Gary M. Shepherd
Dorathy' Smith
Jessica M. Schofield

Approval of Warrant Register numbers:

Motion by Glenn Osteen, second by
Cheryl Pridgeon and unanimously ap-
proved by the School Board to adjoum.

Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Dwayne Rolli bn, School Board Vice-

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In closing

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Taylor Whitfield,'Taylor
Prentice and Mackaylin"
Prentice from Shamrock 4-H
competed at the State Fair
February 4th-7th in the
Swine Show. The Florida
State Fair Swine Show con-
sists of Pre-Seminar, Ethics
Training, Pork Quality As-
surance (PQA) Training,
Educational Poster, Record
Book, Swine Skillathon,
Record Book Skillathon,
Ask Me Talk, Showmanship
and Swine Show. All.3 girls
completed all aspects of
their Swine Projects with a
possibility to earn up to 600
points each as well as pre-
mium points during compe-
Taylor Whitfield, Taylor
Prentice and Mackaylin
Prentice all competed in
Swine Showmanship on Feb
6th and were-awarded Blue,
Ribbons. Taylor Prentice

competed in Swine Show-
manship and Placed 1st in
her Class and competed for
Overall Intermediate Show-
During the Swine Show Feb
7th Taylor Whitfield placed
'4th in her class being award
a Blue Ribbon. Taylor Pren-
tice was 5th in her class and'
awarded a Blue Ribbon.
Mackaylin Prentice was
awarded a Red Ribbon for
the Shamrock 4-H Chapter
Taylor Whitfield is the
daughter of Deleah Whit-
field, granddaughter of
Nathan and Patricia Whit-
field of Cross City, FL. Tay-
lor and Mackaylin Prentice
are the daughters of Randy
and Tara Stevens of Old
Town, FL. We look forward
to attending the Florida
State Fair again in 2011.;
We would also like the say a
special Thank You to
Suwannee Lumber for do-
nating a much needed truck
load of pine shavings to the.
Livestock Pavilion at the
Florida State Fair.

The Florida State Fair was
held February 4-15 in Tam-
pa. The Cross City 4-H Club,
participated in the Live-
stock and Horse Judging

The Livestock Judging Con-
test consisted of one age
group, 8-18. The Cross City
4-H Club team of Chelsy
Cannon, Shelby Hank, Shel-
bi McCall, and Kaitlyn
Sheets was the eighth place
team in the 4-H division.
Shelby Hank placed 11th
overall high score individ-

ual, with Shelbi McCall fin-
- fishing 12th.

The Horse Judging Contest
consisted of one age group,
8-18. The team of Chelsy
Cannon, Shelby Hank,
Kailee Hurst, Kaitlyn
Sheets, and Megan Wimn-
berely also excelled in the
competition- and look for-.
ward to competing at the
Florida 4-H state contest lat-
er this year.

Congratulations to the,
Cross City 4-H Club on their
outstanding achievements!

Dixie Wranglers get a visit from Smokey

Competes at State Fair

Message from-
MLhele F. CaG&Wom i, C.-C. cou~.ty rTax coLLector

EFFECTIVE 01-01-2010

Proof of Identity

Effective January 1, 2010,
Florida law requires all ap-
plicants for a driver license
or identification card to
present the following iden-
tification documents:
*An original birth certifi-
cate, valid U.S. Passport, or
original Certificate of
Naturalization (no
copies or hospital
certificates will be
*Original name
change docu-
ments for all
(marriage, di-
vorce. adoption.
legal name
change, etc.) must
be presented at
the time of ap-
plication, if
name is dif-
ferent from
Birth Cer-
AND .: ,
*Proofs of Florida residen-
tial address from TWO DIF-
FERENT sources, with the
exception of mail from the '
Florida Division of Driver
License (current utility
bill, lease, car payment
book, see complete list be-
*An original Social Securi-
ty card or acceptable proof
of Social Security number
(W-2 Form, SSA Form 1099,
Non-SSA Form 1099, pay-
check stub showing name
andmnumber). "

Proof of Residential Ad-
dress Includes TWO of the

*Deed, mortgage, monthly
mortgage statement or
rental/lease agreement
*Florida Voters Registia-
tion Card
*Florida'vehicle registra-
tion or title
*Florida vessel registration
or title (if living on a vessel
/ houseboat)
*Utility hook-up or work
order dated within 60 days
of the application
*Automobile payment book-
*Selective Service card
*Medical or health 'card.
with address listed
'*Current homeowner's in-,

Smokey Bear visited the Dixie Wranglers 4-H Club's regular meeting earlier this
month. The cold weather we have been experiencing prompted this visit. This is
a time of year for building fires inside and out, so the children watched a video
showing proper methods for building and putting out campfires.

Smokey very graciously posed for photos with the children and had goody bags
for them, too. These guys and gals are now focusing on getting their animals and .
home economics projects ready for the Suwannee River Fair next month!

The club would like to thank Mr. Shane Fowler and the rest of the guys at the
Forestry Division for getting Smokey there to see-them.

'- q I I I

On Saturday February 20th, the Dixie County Indoor Drumline "Dixie Accent" embarked on
there second competition of the season.
Attending the Florida Federation Of Colorguard Circuit Beaches Winter Invitational in
Neptune Beach, the Dixie County IndoorDrumline performed there 2010 show "Beneath" &
brought home first place.
An Indoor drumline consists of the marching percussion and front ensemble sections of a
marching band or drum corps. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching,
and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater.
This is only the second season for Dixie Accent, and instructors Mr. William Garrett & Mr.
William Malloy believe that this group just keeps getting stronger.
Dixie Accent's next competition is at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, on March
20th. However if you would like to see what Indoor Drumline is all about, you can catch practices
in the D.C.H.S. gym on Thursdays & Fridays from 3pm -5pm. They love an audience.
As always you can check for more details.

surance policy or bill
*Current automobile insur-
ance policy or bill
*Educational institution
transcript forms for the
current school year
*Un-expired professional li-
cense issued by a govern-
ment agency in the U.S.
*W-2 form or 1099 form
*Utility bills, not more than
.two moths old
*Mail from financial insti-
tutions, including check-
ing, savings or investment
account statements, not
more than two months old
*Mail from Federal, State,
County or City government
with the excep-
tion of the Florida Divi-
sion of Driver Li-
*A letter from a
homeless shelter,.
transitional ser-e
,vice provider or

g a a parent,
ent or
legal guardian of the minor
is required. The parent,
stepparent or legal
guardian must reside at the
same residential address as
the minor. The parent,
stepparent or legal
guardian who accompanies
the minor ill give a verbal
statement that the minor
resides at the same address
and present two proofs of
residential address. The
parent, stepparent or legal
guardian who cannot ac-
company the minor must
complete a statement -
through a Certification of
Address form with two "
proofs of residential ad-
dress. .
Customers 18 years or older

Customers who reside*
with someone must provide
a statement through a Cer-
tification of Address form
from that person, along
with two proofs of residen-
tial address in that person's

SFor additional information
you may contact the Dixie
County Driver's License
Agency at 352-498-1414 or

,We'offer a variety of speci ie phone
K, AnA-:y.' .Ad you won't have to lef 'out a dime.
SSpecialized phones are available free to Floridians with hearing loss
or speech disabilities. To qualify, you must be able to show proof of
Spermanentresidence and disability.

tare will be a free amplified phone distribution on
Miay March 19th, lpm-3pm at Dixie County Public
-4a-.ry :in Cross City. For more info, call: 1-800-222-
3448 or 888-292-1950 Ext 232
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